WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

Northeast Report and Northeast Report - Late Edition are two half hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30PM-4:00PM just before All Things Considered, and again from 6:05PM - 6:30PM just before Marketplace.

Northeast Report features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, plus commentary, arts news and interviews, the latest weather forecast, and an afternoon business wrap-up. The program is hosted by WAMC Senior Correspondent Brian Shields who has been with WAMC for 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 27, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 27, 2015.

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The Adirondack Youth Climate Summit and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York, were featured at a recent White House event on climate change education.


In its first summer in operation, a western Massachusetts city’s bookmobile has been a big success. Library advocates hope the service offered in Chicopee will inspire other communities to put libraries on wheels.

The Chicopee Public Library Bookmobile, which began a biweekly schedule in late June of two 90- minute stops per day that will end the Friday before Labor Day, is on course to exceed 2,000 customers who checked out close to 1,300 items.

Mayor Richard Kos, who championed the creation of a bookmobile, said it was a “home run.”

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A proposal to restructure Great Barrington’s tax system that became a divisive issue in town has been squashed — at least for the time being.

Keith Strudler: The Pain Of Preseason Football

Aug 26, 2015

If you are so inclined to pay attention to the NFL right now, beyond Tom Brady and deflated balls, you know that this is the league’s preseason. Which basically means that these games don’t count. At least not in any standings that determine who goes to the playoffs and who goes home at season’s end. These first four games, while a full 25% the length of the 16 game regular season, really serve two purposes, neither of which have anything to do with winning and losing. First, this allows teams to cut their rosters from 90 to 53 players, essentially Survivor played out over four grueling episodes. That means young and marginal players compete against their teammates as much as any opponent. In fact, we only see star players sparingly during this stretch, since they’ve already cemented their spots. Second, the league and its teams use the preseason as a way of making more money. It’s four filled stadiums using largely marginal talent for games that have no particular significance. It’s like paying full price for preview shows on Broadway, oh, and they only used understudies. That’s the NFL preseason, half the sound and fury that means pretty much nothing.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 26, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

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A Plattsburgh city councilor is raising concerns over how capital projects are funded after an allocation for $145,000 for unspecified projects came before the council for approval.


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today announced state funding to advance construction projects at two community college campuses in western Massachusetts.

Baker announced $2.5 million and $3 million to Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College, respectively, to modernize and repair a building on each campus. The funding awards are part of a “fix it first” strategy announced by the administration in June for dealing with the state’s infrastructure needs.

Stephen Gottlieb: Amtrak Subsidy

Aug 25, 2015

I’d like to talk about an issue that has been below the surface of the news but reflects a constant disagreement in our politics. Economic conservatives would displace almost everything in favor of the marketplace. But when you decide what to pay for, what are you including or excluding from the transaction?

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 25, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 25, 2015.