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
6:45 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Panel Finds Unfair Campaign Practices In Halfmoon Town Board Race

After a hearing Wednesday evening, an elections fairness group has found unfair campaign practices committed by Democratic and Republican candidates running for a southern Saratoga County Town board.

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New York News
4:43 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Halfmoon Town Board Candidates Dispute Unfair Campaign Practices

Joe Christopher, Todd Kerner, and Deanna Stephenson
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Four candidates running for town board in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon — two Democrats and two Republicans — have filed complaints against each for unfair campaign practices, and appeared before an elections fairness organization Wednesday evening.

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New York News
9:21 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Global Foundries Deal With IBM Could Attract Additional Businesses

A model of GlobalFoundries "Fab 8" plant in Malta
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Some in Saratoga County are praising the recent deal between computer chip manufacturer Global Foundries and IBM, saying that it could bring more economic opportunity to the region.

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New York News
3:18 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Coalition Awarded Glens Falls Civic Center

Glens Falls Civic Center
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The Glens Falls Civic Center, for sale for the past several months, has a new owner.

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New York News
11:45 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Community Corner: Baker Rorick On The 6th Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

Next weekend, the 6th annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase returns to the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York.

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New York News
12:47 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Community Corner: EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck

Judith Enck
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Until December 1st, U.S. residents have the opportunity to make comments on theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency's draft regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon pollution.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Jefferson Project Opens New Research Lab On Lake George

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A partnership between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM Research, and the FUND for Lake George today celebrated the opening of a new laboratory that will be used to visualize the most advanced mapping project on the Adirondack lake.

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New York News
3:08 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Roundtable Focuses On Acid Rain In New York

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The Adirondack Park is world-famous for its natural beauty, but it also has a dirty past. Environmental advocates and experts gathered in Saratoga Springs Thursday to discuss the challenges and progress associated with acid rain in the Adirondacks.

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New York News
6:32 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

EPA Regional Administrator Advocates For Proposed Carbon Regulations In Saratoga Springs

U.S. EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck was in Saratoga Springs where she advocated for proposed regulations to address climate change.

Enck spoke about the U.S. EPA’s proposed Carbon Pollution Standards, where the agency would set pollution reduction targets for each of the 50 states, and allow state governments to develop their own plans to meet those goals.

“I think this is one of the most essential Federal environmental regulations that the EPA has ever done in our long history, and we want to make sure people are aware of it and they give us their ideas.”

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New York News
5:43 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

NY Comptroller Candidates Face Off In Only Debate

In the race for New York state comptroller, Democrat Tom DiNapoli faced off against Republican challenger Bob Antonacci in their only debate Wednesday evening.

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