Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer

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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The Massachusetts State Police officially have a new leader. 

Richard McKeon was sworn in Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker as colonel and superintendent of the state police. The ceremony was at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

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The College of Saint Rose in Albany is facing a  $9.3 million deficit and has told faculty members to prepare for layoffs. The Times Union reports the college is seeing declining enrollment and incurred $4 million in operating costs last year. Additionally officials said 70 percent of the school’s property has a mortgage.  A  St. Rose spokeswoman said the college is working toward “a sustainable financial model.” 

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Horse Racing:

Horse racing fans in Saratoga can get an up-close look at American Pharoah this morning. The Triple Crown winner is scheduled for a gallop between 8:45 and 9 a.m. It’s all in prep for the Travers Stakes tomorrow. If American Pharoah wins on Saturday he will be the first horse to win the Triple Crown and Travers in 74 years.

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Horse Racing:

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has arrived at Saratoga Race Course, walking off a horse van and into his new surroundings for a few days before running in the Travers Stakes.

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Horse Racing:

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field entered for Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

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IndyCar:

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died at 37 from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris from another car struck him during Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway. Wilson's vehicle veered into an interior wall at the track, and he was swiftly taken by helicopter to a hospital. Wilson is the first IndyCar driver to die because of an on-track accident since Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon in the 2011 season finale at Las Vegas.

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Horse Racing:

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will run in the Travers Stakes at a sold-out Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. American Pharoah would only be the fourth of 12 Triple Crown winners to run in the Travers, a race also known as the "Mid-Summer Derby." The only one to win was Whirlaway in 1941. Note: The Travers at Saratoga Race Course was capped this year at 50,000 people and all tickets have been sold.

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MLB:

In baseball, in the American League,  the New York Yankees' lead in the AL East is down to 1 ½ games over Toronto following Cleveland's 3-2 victory in the Bronx., Boston topped Kansas City 4-1, Minnesota crushed Baltimore 15-2, Detroit blanked Texas 4-0, Tampa Bay edged Houston 1-0, and it was the White Sox over the Angels 8-2.

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees slid past Minnesota 4-3, Boston trumped Cleveland 6-4, Houston edged Tampa Bay 3-2 in 13 innings, and it was the Angels over the White Sox 1-0.

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees doubled up Minnesota 8-4, Boston crushed Cleveland 9-1, Seattle edged Texas 3-2, Houston slid past Tampa Bay 3-2 in 10 innings, and it was the Angels over the White Sox 5-3.

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