Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer, National Productions Coordinator

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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In the NBA, Cleveland topped New York 119-104, Portland beat Orlando 112-103, Detroit won against Charlotte in overtime 114-108, Sacramento bested Denver 116-100, and it was Houston over New Orleans 129-99.


In the NHL, Anaheim beat Boston 5-3, Washington topped Philadelphia 4-1, and it was Edmonton over Florida 4-3.

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In the NHL, Montreal beat the Rangers in a shootout 3-2, the Islanders topped Detroit 3-1, Calgary defeated Nashville in overtime 6-5, Los Angeles won against Colorado 2-1, Toronto beat Winnipeg in overtime 5-4, Pittsburgh bested Carolina 3-1, Tampa Bay bested Edmonton 4-1, and it was Chicago over Minnesota 5-3.

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In the NHL, Arizona beat Anaheim 3-2 and it was Florida over St. Louis 2-1.

Calgary has acquired defenseman Michael Stone from Arizona for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft and a conditional fifth-round draft choice in 2018. Stone has a goal and eight assists in 45 games with the Coyotes this season and will be counted on to help shore up Calgary's defense as it makes a playoff push. The Flames entered Monday's games a point up on Winnipeg for the second Western Conference wild-card spot.

How Connecticut divvies up its Electoral College votes will be the subject of a legislative public hearing. 

Numerous bills have been proposed this year that would require Connecticut's electors to cast ballots for the presidential candidate who earned the most votes nationwide, regardless of the statewide results. Under the proposal, Connecticut would join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which 11 states have signed onto since 2006.

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Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers need to beware of new scams this tax season. 

State officials say many of the new schemes target company payroll and human resources workers, with con artists sending emails posing as company executives seeking employee Social Security numbers.

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The local guy was the MVP of Sunday's NBA All-Star game at New Orleans.

Pelicans center Anthony Davis scored 20 of his All-Star game-record 52 points in the fourth quarter as the Western Conference won for the sixth time in seven years, 192-182 over the East. He was 26 of 39 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds in 31 minutes.

This week we bring you the first of a two-part special broadcast from our first-ever “Tales from the Tavern” live event. We hosted a two-hour panel at the Olde English Pub in Albany with special guests Maeve McEneny and Paul Nooney of the Original Albany Ghost Tour.

The state parks system is selling a plastic card version of its Empire Pass that's accepted at state-owned parks and recreation areas across New York. 


In the NBA, Chicago edged Boston 104-103 and it was Washington over Indiana 111-98.


In the NHL, the Islanders doubled up the Rangers 4-2, Ottawa blanked New Jersey 3-0, Buffalo shut out Colorado 2-0, St. Louis beat Vancouver 4-3, Minnesota topped Dallas 3-1, Edmonton doubled up Philadelphia 6-3, and it was Arizona over Los Angeles 5-3.

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According to reports, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office may be investigating Fox News Channel’s parent company regarding sexual harassment case settlements involving former Fox News chief Roger Ailes. 

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A U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday focused on “modernizing the Endangered Species Act.” It is the latest under the Trump administration's push to reel in regulations they see as harmful to businesses and creating new jobs. 

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In the NBA, Boston topped Philadelphia 116-108, Milwaukee bested Brooklyn 129-125, Oklahoma City beat the Knicks 116-105, New Orleans won against Memphis 95-91, Minnesota beat Denver 112-99, Phoenix defeated the Lakers 137-101, Utah beat Portland 111-88, Detroit topped Dallas 98-91, San Antonio won against Orlando 107-79, Cleveland beat Indiana 113-104, Golden State blasted Sacramento 109-86, the Clippers beat Atlanta 99-84, Miami topped Houston 117-109, and it was Toronto over Charlotte 90-85.


In the NBA, Chicago beat Toronto 105-94, Cleveland topped Minnesota 116-108, and it was Sacramento over the Lakers 97-96.

Former Knick Charles Oakley is being welcomed back to Madison Square Garden and the team's home games after his ban from the arena was lifted. Oakley was arrested at a game last week and banned by Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan after an altercation with security guards. The sides have reconciled after a meeting orchestrated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. But Oakley says he wants an apology before returning.

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Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies' long list of milestones that includes 11 women's basketball national titles. Getting Number 100 was a little tougher than many of the previous 99, which UConn won by an average 38.7 points. Gabby Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Napheesa Collier added 18 to help the top-ranked Huskies beat No. 6 South Carolina 66-55. The game drew a sellout crowd of 10,167 that included past greats Sue Bird, Maya Moore, Tina Charles and Breanna Stewart, who helped the Huskies to the first 75 wins of this streak.

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In the NBA, New York topped San Antonio 94-90, Detroit won against Toronto 102-101, Minnesota crushed Chicago 117-89, and it was Sacramento over New Orleans 105-99.

The Nuggets and Trail Blazers appear to have pulled off a deal. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Denver has traded big man Jusuf Nurkic to Portland for center Mason Plumlee. The Nuggets also receive a second-round pick and cash, while the Blazers get a first-rounder.

Legislation in New York seeking to exempt farm dogs from some animal neglect protections has been withdrawn after facing criticism from animal welfare groups. 

The bill aimed to ensure farmers didn't face cruelty charges by making dogs work outside on very hot or cold days. It would have legally reclassified farm dogs as "livestock" and not "domesticated animals."

Demolition at a former baby food plant in upstate New York is one step closer to a start date.

National Grid has awarded Montgomery County $300,000 for demolition and remediation of buildings at the eastern side of the Beech-Nut site, located next to Exit 29 of the New York State Thruway.


In the NBA, Sacramento beat Boston 108-92, Oklahoma City won against Cleveland 118-109, Dallas topped Utah in overtime 112-105, Philadelphia bested Orlando 112-111, and it was Houston over Charlotte 107-95.

Phil Jackson has made a peace offering on Twitter, saying his previous tweet that appeared to be a dig at Carmelo Anthony was "misunderstood." Using two emojis, Jackson wrote Thursday that he had started a firestorm with a "misunderstood tweet" and added that "our society is torn with discord." ''I'm against it," he added. "Let it Be" The New York Knicks president of basketball operations hadn't tweeted for more than a month until a post Tuesday referencing a Bleacher Report column that was critical of Anthony.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to build a new rail station to serve the city of Schenectady to replace a small, decrepit 44-year-old facility. 

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The state Capitol is hosting an exhibit honoring Black History Month.

The exhibit on the Capitol's second floor honors prominent African-Americans with connections to New York state, ranging from Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman to broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill, who died last year. The exhibit also honors activists, writers and soldiers.

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In the NBA, the Clippers beat the Knicks 119-115, Washington edged Brooklyn in overtime 114-110, Sacramento topped Boston 108-92, Memphis beat Phoenix 110-91, Miami bested Milwaukee 106-88, Minnesota won against Toronto 112-109, Utah topped New Orleans 127-94, Golden State crushed Chicago 123-92, Cleveland won against Indiana 132-117, San Antonio beat Philaeldphia 111-103, Atlanta defeated Denver 117-106, and it was Detroit over the Lakers 121-102.


In the NBA, Charlotte beat Brooklyn 111-107, Houston topped Orlando 128-104, and it was Portland over Dallas 114-113.

DeMarcus Cousins will serve an automatic one-game suspension when the Sacramento Kings host the Boston Celtics tomorrow. Cousins received the punishment after picking up his 16th technical of the season during Monday's loss to Chicago. He also was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his gesture and inappropriate words at Bill Spooner during Saturday's overtime win against Golden State.

New York's highest court is getting a new judge.

The state Senate on Monday confirmed Rowan D. Wilson, a private attorney with commercial litigation experience. Wilson worked at the large Manhattan law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore for more than 30 years.


A parade -- the Patriots' fifth in the Tom Brady era -- is planned for Tuesday through downtown Boston to celebrate the Patriots' Super Bowl victory. The Patriots returned to New England on Monday night, bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy home to show off for fans who filled the parking lots outside the team's stadium and lined up for hours.


They don't mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who stand to gain from the nation's most ambitious free-tuition proposal point to a sobering reality: Free tuition doesn't mean free college.


Tom Brady's record fifth Super Bowl win was his finest.

New England's star quarterback earned game MVP honors after leading a comeback from a record 25-point deficit for a 34-28 win over Atlanta in the first Super Bowl that went to overtime.

James White scored the game winner from two yards out on the only possession of the extra period as New England scored the final 31 points of the game.


In the NBA, Washington beat the Lakers 116-108, Atlanta defeated Houston 113-108, San Antonio won against Philadelphia 102-86, and it was Golden State over the Clippers 133-120.

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In the NBA, Boston won against Toronto 109-104, the Knicks topped Brooklyn 95-90, Detroit beat New Orleans 118-98, Miami bested Atlanta 116-93, Indiana defeated Orlando 98-88, Cleveland beat Minnesota 125-97, Dallas won against Philadelphia 113-95, Utah beat Milwaukee 104-88, the Clippers bested Phoenix 124-114, Memphis topped Denver 119-99, Chicago beat Oklahoma City 128-100, and it was Golden State over Charlotte 126-111.

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In the NHL, the Islanders edged Washington 3-2, New Jersey beat Detroit 4-3, Boston won against Tampa Bay 4-3, Montreal beat Buffalo 5-2, Columbus topped the Rangers 6-4, Carolina bested Philadelphia 5-1, Pittsburgh doubled up Nashville 4-2, Florida edged Ottawa 6-5, Winnipeg beat St. Louis 5-3, Dallas doubled up Toronto 6-3, Minnesota beat Edmonton 5-2, Los Angeles beat Arizona 3-2, Anaheim won against Colorado 5-1, and it was San Jose over Chicago 3-1.