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. 

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Pat Bradley/WAMC

Essex County’s tentative budget was released Monday for review by the Board of Supervisors.  The county manager presented a spending plan with an 8 percent tax levy, well over the New York state cap of .73 percent.

mayors sign transportation agreement
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A delegation from a Montreal suburb got a look at the transportation manufacturing sector in Plattsburgh Monday and the mayors signed a mutual cooperation agreement.

Toys that pose a danger to young children exposing them to a choking risk, loud noise, or toxic materials are displayed at a MassPIRG news conference.

With the holiday shopping season set to begin, a consumer group in Massachusetts is out with its annual warning about toy safety.

Despite decades of consumer warnings and product safety crackdowns by the government, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group says it still found toys on store shelves this year that could cause harm to small children.

In the wake of murder is it possible to talk about moderation? The impulse to kill is very strong. I know I’d feel it if it came close. And yet we know that many innocent people are put to death. And if an innocent person is executed, the killer, or killers, are still alive. And kangaroo courts or lynch law threaten everyone. The circle of murder can widen, as it did with the infamous Hatfields and McCoys. I’ve taught a descendent of the McCoys, actually a lovely young woman in West Virginia. But a murder turned into a war and decimated the families. Was that worth it – all the innocent lives. We are taught that two wrongs don’t make a right, but in the aftermath, do we have the strength to see that?

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 24, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Early Voting Pushed

Nov 23, 2015
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At a hearing held by the State Assembly on expanded voting, advocates argued that New York needs to join more than half of the other state who offer some kind of extended voting.

A photo of concrete barriers on Main Street in Springfield at the casino job site

Businesses in the area where MGM is planning to build a resort casino in Springfield, Massachusetts complain about a loss of parking and a reduction in foot traffic. But it appears the business owners can expect no relief from the city.

Concrete barriers put around the 14-acre casino construction  site that extend out to just beyond the edge of the curb along heavily traveled Main and State Streets will remain in place after the Springfield City Council recently deadlocked 6-6 on a vote to order the removal of the structures.

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Jim Levulis / WAMC

It has been a scary few weeks in international news. A panel discussion tonight at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will cover recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon — including the American and international responses.

Blair Horner: Privatizing America's Legal System

Nov 23, 2015

You see them everywhere – requirements that consumers go to an arbitration system instead of the courts.  If you look in your car’s manual, those arbitrations are mandatory, when you look at the fine print on your smart phones, they are there too.  If you want the car, or the phone, you have to agree to give up your right to go to court and resolve disputes through an arbitration system set up by the companies.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 23, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, November 23, 2015.