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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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Area Congressmen Weigh In On Sec. Shinseki's Resignation

After Friday’s announcement that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, area Congressmen are offering their thoughts on how the agency should change in months ahead.

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New York News
3:42 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Bill Would Shift Authority Over Great Sacandaga Lake To Reduce Cost On Counties

Assemblyman John McDonald

Capital Region lawmakers are proposing legislation that would eliminate a state authority that regulates fresh water resources in order to save downstream counties $3 million.

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New York News
3:56 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Questions Over Cuomo's Independence Party Endorsement Timeline

Governor Andrew Cuomo talks to reporters in Cooperstown
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New York News
3:38 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Protesters Greet Obama, Cuomo In Cooperstown

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Hours before President Obama spoke at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Thursday, area residents lined up along Main Street to send their own message.

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New York News
11:58 am
Fri May 23, 2014

President Obama Touts Tourism In Cooperstown

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

President Obama paid a visit to Cooperstown Thursday. In a speech at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the nation’s most prominent White Sox fan focused on the importance of the travel and tourism economy. 

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Central New York News
6:15 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Cooperstown Preparing For President's Arrival

Credit wikipedia

The Village of Cooperstown and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are preparing for the arrival of President Barack Obama tomorrow. The president is scheduled to speak about the tourism economy, just before the start of Memorial Day Weekend.

Jeff Katz, mayor of Cooperstown, says the village is eagerly awaiting the arrival of President Barack Obama on Thursday.

“It’s very exciting. All the residents, all the businesses I’ve spoke to are pinching themselves asking if it’s really true,” said Katz.

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New York News
3:48 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

SPAC Leaders Discuss Upcoming Season And Beyond

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials from Saratoga Performing Arts Center gave a preview of the upcoming summer season this morning and provided more details about the years ahead.

At the annual meeting of voting members, SPAC’s leaders gave updates on how the performing arts organization is standing financially, introduced new and reelected board members, and also provided a glimpse of the 2014 season and beyond.

Board members were provided with SPAC’s 2013 annual report, which includes summarized financial and attendance information. Treasurer Ron Riggi said 2013 was a positive year.

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New York News
12:18 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

Saratoga Automobile Museum Hosts Annual Spring Invitational And Auto Show

Credit Saratoga Automobile Museum

On Saturday, May 17th the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs New York is kicking off the spring season with its annual Spring Invitational and auto show.

WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with the museum’s Dennis Kipp about the event.

For more information visit: http://saratogaautomuseum.org/autoshow/

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New York News
9:10 am
Sat May 17, 2014

President Obama Will Make Visit To Cooperstown

Credit Nick Knupffer / Flickr

The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will be speaking in New York state for a third time this month. On Thursday, May 22nd, the president will be visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to promote tourism.

According to the Oneonta Daily Star the Hall of Fame has been experiencing a banner year in visits.

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New York News
2:11 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

New Hockey Team Receives Warm Welcome In Glens Falls

Fan Lisa Pleban welcomes the Adirondack Flames
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials and members of the public gathered in Glens Falls today to officially welcome a new American Hockey League team. It’s a boost for a city that has had its share of teams come and go in recent years.

At a press conference at the Glens Falls Civic Center, city officials and local residents cheered on the official welcoming of the arena’s new American Hockey League Team, the Adirondack Flames.

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