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Helicopters from the power company buzz across the skies of this picturesque valley, ferrying electrical poles on long wires to workmen standing on steep hillsides.

The people of Castañer, an isolated village in Puerto Rico's central mountains, view the repairs to the electrical grid warily. Crews have come and gone, and people living along the mountain roads don't expect to get power until late summer, if ever. Power finally started flowing to the center of town last month, but the grid remains unstable, and the hospital continues to rely on its own generator.

The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the Mohonasen School District's proposed tax increases and teacher cuts.  The two also discuss a former Saratoga County police officer who asked for permission to file taxes on a computer as he awaits trial on child pornography charges.

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WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and cool today with a passing shower possible.  Highs in the upper 40s.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rejection of new sanctions against Russia.  Dr. Chartock also discusses this year's Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced Monday.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associated Editor of The Times Union, about a complaint filed against Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan's election campaign.  The pair also discuss Robert Carville, a former tannery owner, who was indicted and faces up to $41 million in fines for storing hazardous waste at his abandoned factory in Gloversville, N.Y.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler with scattered rain and snow showers.  Highs in the mid 40s. 

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BOSTON MARATHON

Desiree Linden is the first American since 1985 to finish first among the women in the prestigious race. Linden pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill and ran alone through Brookline to finish in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That's the slowest time for a women's winner since 1978.

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Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Apr 16, 2018

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on former FBI Director James Comey's interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the U.S. missile strikes in Syria and the race for New York governor.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the race for governor.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Some freezing rain and sleet this morning then rain with some heavy bursts and even thunder possible today.  Becoming very windy, especially across the higher terrain.  Highs in the lower 50s.

Jimmy Patsos
Siena College

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

Under investigation for alleged mistreatment of a student manager, Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos resigned Friday after five seasons with the Saints. Patsos had three more years and over $1 million remaining on his contract. 

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood of the Berkshire Eagle about the death of Tanglewood Festival Chorus founder John Oliver, a bank backing off from marijuana transactions, and an update on Pittsfield's plan after the closing of an animal shelter.

NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

Nosed out for the top seed in the NHL's Eastern Conference playoffs on the final day of the regular season, the Boston Bruins took out their frustrations on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Roxanne and Dennis Simmonds knew their son as fearless and strong from the day he was born.

"D.J. came out with shoulders of a linebacker," Roxanne says. "He was the first baby I saw that had muscles."

"He wasn't really afraid of anything," Dennis says.

At night, young D.J. would take the dog with him and circle the entire house, to "make sure there's nobody on the grounds," Dennis says, laughing. "I used to say, 'D.J. where you going? It's late.' He would say 'I'm doing a perimeter search, Dad.' "

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 13, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers today. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers tonight. Lows averaging near 40.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers tomorrow.  Highs in the 30s closer to the Canadian border, in the 40's along I-90, and in the 50s and 60s From the Catskills to the mid Hudson Valley and Southern New England and points south.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not seek re-election.   Dr. Chartock also discusses Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's second day of testimony before Congress.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of AllOtsego.com, The Freeman's Journal and Hometown Oneonta, about the new Hesse's Archaeological Museum in Otsego, N.Y.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Increasing and thickening clouds with afternoon showers.  Becoming breezy with highs in the mid 50s.

NHL

The Pittsburgh Penguins have opened its Stanley Cup playoff schedule by blasting the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sidney Crosby scored the last three goals and Matt Murray stopped 24 shots and the Pens crushed the Flyers, 7-0 in Pittsburgh. It was the the third career playoff hat trick for the Penguins' captain, and his first since 2013 against Ottawa.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not seek re-election in the fall.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress Tuesday. Dr. Chartock also discusses the information coming out of the FBI raid of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's office.

The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the controversial push by city officials to create a sewer district in Burnt Hills, N.Y.

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast 4/11/18

Apr 11, 2018

Today: Sunshine gives way to afternoon clouds. A few afternoon and evening showers possible. Highs near 50 with a light southerly wind 5-10 mph

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COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

University at Albany women’s basketball coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee is leaving for the same position at Boston College. 

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