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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At the urging of members of New York’s congressional delegation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to expedite a Schoharie County project.

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An agreement between local governments surrounding Lake George aims to help municipalities and environmental advocates take steps to reduce the amount of road salt entering the waterway.


As General Electric enters its final season of dredging on the Hudson River, trustees responsible for ensuring the public is compensated for the damage caused by PCBs have issued a report on the affects of the chemical contaminants on fish.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut toured the delayed Denver VA Medical Center construction site.

 It was a bizarre story that captivated the Capital Region today: a herd of buffalo on the loose. Hours after they broke free, all of the animals were dead.

The board governing New York’s thoroughbred racing industry met earlier this week and revealed that the harsh winter had a big impact on betting.

Howe Caverns

Howe Caverns in New York’s Schoharie Valley has been a tourist destination since it first opened to the public in 1843, but for more than a century tourists have been unable to access a significant portion of the original discovery. A new tour opening in May will allow guests to see another side. WAMC’s Lucas Willard got a sneak peak…

The New York Racing Association reorganization board has ratified its new chairman. 

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a 12 percent funding increase for programs that provide meals, transportation and other services to senior citizens.

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Officials Thursday marked the first North American Meetings Industry Day by highlighting success at the Saratoga Springs City Center.