Lucas Willard

Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief/Weekend Host

Lucas Willard graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He also attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2010, where he studied audio and multimedia storytelling.  Prior to joining WAMC in 2011, Lucas worked with the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley, the Big Shed Audio Documentary Podcast, the Albany Broadcasting Company, WDVL & WCVF-FM Fredonia, and WSUC-FM Cortland.  

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Authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a Glens Falls parking lot Wednesday morning.

After a busy racing season in Saratoga Springs, the New York Racing Association predicts profit for the second year in a row.

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With two-year terms and a unique structure of government, Saratoga Springs’ candidates for city government often face fierce political opposition. New to this year is Saratoga PAC – an organization that has raised more than $50,000 and has endorsed a bipartisan slate of candidates.

Stand up comedian Krish Mohan is currently on the road on his How Not To Fit In Tour. A native of India who grew up in the U.S., Mohan will bring his show to Albany's Madison Theater on October 22nd.


EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck was in Saratoga Springs this week, where she was the keynote speaker at the New York State Children's Environmental Health Summit.

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A new study aims to take a closer look at the causes of housing instability and insecurity in Schenectady, where some neighborhoods suffer persistent poverty.

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A Capital Region gun show is celebrating its 100th event this weekend, but protesters are upset with how the anniversary is being recognized.

Problems persist within the long-troubled New York Racing Association’s financial planning operations, according to a recent audit by the office of New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

SUNY Adirondack

On Thursday Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited SUNY Adirondack in Warren County to announce a $9.7 million NY SUNY 2020 Grant to establish a new Regional Workforce Development Center on the Queensbury campus.

WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with college president Kristine Duffy about the planned facility that will connect students with the prominent sectors of the regional economy.

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Environmental advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after an idea to store oil tanker cars in the Adirondack Park now looks like a non-starter.