WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
Brian Shields

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 feature reports from WAMC News bureau chiefs...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 24 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Blair Horner: New York Is Losing Control Of The War On Tobacco

Tobacco kills more than 400,000 Americans every year and costs the country about $100 billion in health care bills.  Tobacco-caused diseases account for nearly 1 of every 5 deaths annually.  These include 46,000 heart attack deaths and 3,400 lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke.  Despite successes in curbing tobacco use over the past four decades, it still is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, December 15, 2014. 

New York News
3:40 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Rebuild NY Now Visits Albany City Hall

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy takes the podium at Albany City Hall as elected officials and business representatives look on.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A Group lobbying to 'Rebuild NY Now' with state windfall funds brought its campaign to Albany Monday.  Rebuild NY Now is a coalition with a mission: to raise public awareness about the issues impacting New York State's infrastructure, with its eye on $5 billion - described as "unexpected cash" - a “windfall” of revenue from recent settlements against overseas banks to pay for infrastructure upgrades.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Officials Announce Full Build Out For Union Station

Credit WAMC

A new financing plan was announced today to accelerate the redevelopment of Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts

       City officials said a proposed addition of $3.2 million in local funds along with a previously announced $4.2 million grant from the state will allow the transit-focused elements of the project to be completed simultaneously with tenant-ready commercial space and additional parking.

     "It is a big achievement having all the money that is now needed to get this project done," said Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.

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New York News
4:57 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Economic Development Awards Support Projects Large And Small

Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday unveiled more than $700 million in economic and community development funding to support a diverse array of projects throughout New York. 

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North Country News
4:00 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Judge Dismisses Challenge To NYCO Adirondack Land Swap

NYCO Lewis mine
Credit Protect the Adirondacks

A mine project in the Adirondacks can go forward. That’s the word from the New York State Supreme Court this week.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 12, 2014.

Hudson Valley News
7:08 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Anchor Stores Announced For Newburgh Shopping Complex

Tom Wilder
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A major retail development is on track to open in Orange County in two years.  Planning for the $200 million project began prior to any talk of casinos. But with casino siting announcements expected next week, the shopping mecca is moving full speed ahead, with a few of the anchor stores just announced, casino or not.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

City Allows Religious Displays In City-Owned Park

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For what is believed to be the first time, city councilors in Plattsburgh will allow religious displays in the city park during this holiday season — with some restrictions.

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New York News
5:23 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Adirondack Healthcare Advocacy Group Awarded Grant To Bring Stakeholders Together

A member organization that includes healthcare providers from across the Adirondacks has received a 2.4 million dollar grant to reduce health risks through prevention.

The Adirondack Health Institute, a joint venture of Adirondack Health, Community Providers, Inc. which operates CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, Glens Falls Hospital, and Hudson Headwaters Health Network, advocates for healthcare and works with providers and community organizations.

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