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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The Boston Red Sox are American League East champions and will open their postseason schedule Oct. 6 seeking a second World Series crown in four years. The team's first opponent has not been determined yet. The Red Sox lost 5-3 in New York on a Mark Teixeira walk-off grand slam but clinched the division when Toronto lost 3-2 to Baltimore.


In baseball, — The Boston Red Sox were unable to nail down a division title in the home of their biggest rival. The Bosox's magic number for winning the AL East remains one after Tyler Austin belted a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning of the New York Yankees' 6-4 triumph over Boston. Austin's blast came a half-inning after the Red Sox erased a 4-2 deficit. Toronto bested Baltimore 5-1, Detroit blanked Cleveland 12-0, Kansas City edged Minnesota 4-3 in 11 innings, Houston doubled up Seattle 8-4, the White Sox defeated Tampa Bay 13-6, and it was the Angels over Oakland 8-1. Texas won against Milwaukee 6-4.

A body was found yesterday afternoon in a wooded area on the University at Albany campus. The Times Union reports university police are investigating the “unattended death” of undergraduate student Ravin Pahladsingh of Queens. Police say there wasn’t any indication of suspicious or criminal activity in the death.

Jose Fernandez
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The Miami Marlins won one for Jose Fernandez on Monday.An emotional Marlins club honored their former ace before building an early 7-0 lead in a 7-3 win over the New York Mets. The final out was recorded less than two days after Fernandez and two others were killed in a boating accident near Miami Beach.Each Miami player wore No. 16 to honor Fernandez, who was 16-8 with a 2.86 ERA and 253 strikeouts this season before dying at age 24. The pregame ceremony included a slow, solemn solo trumpet rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Following the national anthem, New York manager Terry Collins led his Mets across the field to share hugs with the Marlins. After the game, the Marlins formed a circle around the mound and placed the ball against the pitching rubber.


Candidates in a majority of Statehouse races in Massachusetts are facing no opposition on the November ballot.

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Arnold Palmer was one of the most popular figures ever in golf, generating a fervid fan base while winning seven major championships among his 62 PGA titles. Palmer has died in Pittsburgh at age 87.


On Thursday Night Football, New England shut out Houston 27-0. Jacoby Brissett, the first rookie starting quarterback for New England since 1993, passed his first test last night -- big-time. The 23-year-old rookie third-stringer completed 11 of 19 passes for 103 yards, and ran for 48 yards and a 27-yard touchdown as the Patriots moved to 3-0 with a 27-0 rout of the Houston Texans.


In baseball, Boston topped Baltimore 5-1 for its seventh consecutive win. The Red Sox extends their lead in the AL East to 5 games over second place Toronto, the Yankees bested Tampa Bay 11-5, — Rookie Gary Sanchez banged out two more homers and drove in five as the Yankees ripped Tampa Bay 11-5 to get within 2 ½ games of an AL playoff spot. Sanchez has hit 18 home runs in 42 games since being recalled in August. Brian McCann provided four of the Yankees' 17 hits. Cleveland edged Kansas City 4-3, the Angels won against Texas 5-4, Seattle slid past Toronto 2-1 in 12 innings, and Houston beat Oakland 6-5. Philadelphia beat the White Sox 8-3.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny and warm today with much lower humidity. Highs in the lower 80's.

Mostly clear tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the lower to mid 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds, warm with low humidity tomorrow. Highs in the lower 80's.


In baseball, Boston beat Baltimore 5-2 to keep their four game lead in the AL East over second place Toronto, the Yankees won against Tampa Bay 5-3, Toronto topped Seattle 10-2, Houston edged Oakland 2-1 in 10 innings, Detroit bested Minnesota 8-1, Texas slid past the Angels 5-4, and it was Cleveland over Kansas City 2-1. Philadelphia beat the White Sox 7-6.


On Monday Night Football, Philadelphia bested Chicago 29-14.


In the NFL, the Giants beat New Orleans 16-13, New England topped Miami 31-24, Arizona blasted Tampa Bay 40-7, Los Angeles tripled up Seattle 9-3, Atlanta bested Oakland 35-28, Denver won against Indianapolis 34-20, San Diego beat Jacksonville 38-14, Minnesota defeated Green Bay 17-14, Pittsburgh trumped Cincinnati 24-16, Dallas beat Washington 27-23, Houston topped Kansas City 19-12, Carolina blasted San Francisco 46-27, Tennessee won against Detroit 16-15, and it was Baltimore over Cleveland 25-20.


On Thursday Night Football, Matt Forte rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns as the New York Jets beat Buffalo for the first time in their last six meetings, 37-31. Former Bill Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 24 of his 34 passes for 374 yards, one TD and no interceptions. Eric Decker had six receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown, Brandon Marshall accounted for 101 yards on six catches and Quincy Enunwa grabbed six passes for 92 yards.

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In baseball, Boston's lead in the AL East is one game over Baltimore, two over Toronto and four over the Yankees after the Orioles earned a 1-0 win at Fenway Park. the Dodgers beat the Yankees 2-0, Tampa Bay won against Toronto 8-1, Houston doubled up Texas 8-4, Seattle edged the Angels 2-1, Cleveland bested the White Sox 6-1, Oakland shut out Kansas City 8-0, and it was Detroit over Minnesota 9-6.

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In baseball, the Yankees beat the Dodgers 3-0, Baltimore doubled up Boston 6-3, Tampa Bay tripled up Toronto 6-2, Oakland edged Kansas City 5-4, Texas won against Houston 3-2, the White Sox beat Cleveland 8-1, Seattle blanked the Angels 8-0, and it was Minnesota over Detroit 8-1.

As primary contests for seats in the New York Legislature play out at the polls, voters in some races are deciding who will vie to replace lawmakers who are retiring or bidding for higher office. 


In the NFL, Pittsburgh topped Washington 38-16 and it was San Francisco over Los Angeles 28-0.


In the NFL, the Giants beat Dallas 20-19, New England won against Arizona 23-21, Cincinnati topped the Jets 23-22, and it was Baltimore over Buffalo 13-7. Meanwhile Green Bay won against Jacksonville 27-23, Houston topped Chicago 23-14, Minnesota beat Tennessee 25-16, Tampa Bay topped Atlanta 31-24, Oakland slid past New Orleans 35-34, Kansas City beat San Diego in overtime 33-27, Seattle won against Miami 12-10, and Detroit beat Indianapolis 39-35.

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On Thursday, Star Trek celebrated it's 50th anniversary and all year long fans have been marking the occasion with various conventions, memorabilia, fan fiction, and even food. This week on RetConned, visit the final frontier when it comes to beer. 


Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers in a Super Bowl rematch when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Trevor Siemian, Peyton Manning's successor, finished 18 of 26 for 178 yards, one TD and two interceptions and managed the game just well enough for the Broncos to continue their hex on the Panthers.

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A North Dakota county has issued a warrant for the arrest of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is accused of spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. 


There's a new leader in the American League East. David Price worked seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox moved a game ahead of Toronto by whipping San Diego 7-2. Price is 15-8 after striking out eight while limiting the Padres to two runs and six hits.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is joining with officials from Walgreens to announce the creation of 13 drug take-back kiosks.

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In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees slid past Toronto 7-6, Baltimore won against Tampa Bay 11-2, Houston edged Cleveland 4-3, the White Sox blanked Detroit 2-0, Kansas City bested Minnesota 10-3, Oakland beat the Angels 3-2, and it was Texas over Seattle 10-7.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees topped Toronto 5-3, Baltimore won against Tampa Bay 7-3, Kansas City beat Minnesota 11-5, the Angels bested Oakland 10-7, Detroit defeated the White Sox 5-3 in 11 innings, Seattle trumped Texas 14-6, and it was Houston over Cleveland 6-2.

White House Drug Policy Director Michael Botticelli will be speaking at a Vermont conference on substance abuse. 

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The leader of a hiking trip in the Adirondacks has been ticketed for exceeding the High Peaks group size limit after two buses dropped off 67 people to climb Algonquin Peak.

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Unlike last year's bumper crop for apples in New England, this year's batch is a bit smaller for many farmers as they struggle with abnormally dry and drought conditions.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees beat Baltimore 5-3, Oakland blanked Boston 1-0, the Angels doubled up Seattle 4-2, Detroit edged Kansas City 6-5, the White Sox won against Minnesota 13-11 in 12 innings, and it was Toronto over Tampa Bay 5-3. Toronto remains atop the AL East, one game ahead of Boston.

The Deyo House
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In the late 1600s, a group of French protestant families—Huguenots, as they were known—settled in New York’s Hudson Valley. Looking for religious freedom—they were heavily persecuted in their French Catholic homeland—they built small stone houses and formed a community in and around what is now the town of New Paltz.