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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The Hoosick Falls High School auditorium was filled to capacity Thursday night. Hundreds gathered to hear EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck provide details about the chemical contamination of the village water supply.

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GOP contenders Chris Boyark and Gerard Moser are both hoping to unseat 113th District Democrat Carrie Woerner this November.

Updated 1/14/16: Charges against Glenville farmer Joshua Rockwood were dismissed in town court Tuesday night.

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck will be speaking at a community forum in Hoosick Falls. She’ll also hear concerns and answer questions as the agency gathers information on the PFOA chemical contamination of the Rensselaer County community’s drinking water supply.

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App-controlled ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity in many of the United States’ major cities. But the services are outlawed in upstate New York. In Saratoga Springs, opponents and supporters gathered for the city’s first dialogue on bringing the services to the Spa City last night.

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Cuomo previewed his seven-point plan at Mount Neboh Bapitst Church in Harlem on Sunday morning.

Beginning January 15h, Saratoga Springs will host the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

UPDATE 1/10/16: Police have released the identity of a man accused of killing his neighbor and instigating an armed standoff with police.

Watervliet Police Acting Chief Mark Spain says 49-year-old Michael J. Fox was arrested on charges of killing his neighbor, 29-year-old Brandon Sherwin.

Fox is facing multiple charges including murder and criminal possession of a weapon.  He is being held in Albany County jail.

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Two Capital Region Assemblymen are scheduled to join picketing nurses outside Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville Saturday. Democrats Phil Steck and Angelo Santabarbara are scheduled to rally outside the hospital at noon.

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During the Great Recession, schools had to make difficult choices. In New York, as state aid was pulled back, many schools had to lay-off staff and eliminate programs.

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