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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New York News
3:23 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

GlobalFoundries Gets OK From Town of Malta To Expand

One of the largest companies in Saratoga County could be expanding, as local officials work to develop a new economic plan for the region.

At a meeting Monday evening, the Malta Town Board voted unanimously to approve zoning legislation to allow GlobalFoundries, a computer chip manufacturer, to expand by building a second facility.

The company had been working with the town since it submitted its proposal for the 575,000 square-foot Fab 8.2 project last winter.

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Hudson Valley News
9:19 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Two Groups Challenge Communications Tower Approval

Credit Andy Arthur, flickr

Two nonprofit groups have mounted a legal challenge to overturn approval for one cell tower that would replace two towers in Columbia County. They say the tower’s design would compromise views from an historic site.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Group Urging Repeal of Vermont’s End of Life Law

Governor Peter Shumlin signs Vermont End of Life Choices law on May 20, 2013
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A group opposed to Vermont’s new End-of-Life-Choices law has begun running ads on local television stations urging its repeal.

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New England News
6:27 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

New Construction Techniques, Incentives Speed Bridge Replacement

Work continues to replace the Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton, Mass. It should reopen to traffic by the end of October.
Credit WAMC

A new state program has been successful in reducing the backlog of urgently needed repairs to Massachusetts bridges.  Innovative construction methods have reduced the amount of time it once took to make repairs.

   The Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton is one of the current projects in the  state’s 5-year- old $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program.   MassDOT  Highway Administrator Frank DePaola said the program prioritizes repairing structurally deficient bridges. 

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Capital Region News
6:23 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sheehan Gets Union Nods; Outlines Economic Development Plan

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With three weeks until primary day, an Albany mayoral hopeful has unveiled her plan for economic development and job creation, while announcing new labor endorsements.

Saying that "Albany's best days are ahead of us," Democratic mayoral candidate and current City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan held a news conference in front of City Hall Tuesday, noting that since the recession ended in 2009, suburban tax bases have grown while Albany's has shrunk by nearly 7 percent.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:48 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Dealing With The Egyptian Miliary

If we can believe the observations of commentators over more than two centuries, Americans have always wanted to be liked. We want people to like us, not to fear or feel coerced by us. That works well for a democracy where politicians want people to vote for them.

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Weather
3:43 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 20, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
10:09 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

August Is Prime For Bats Getting Inside Homes

Credit Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

August is generally the busiest month of the year when it comes to bats making their way inside homes. This year, it’s extra busy in one Hudson Valley county, while in another, they’re seeing more residents in need of rabies treatments.

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WAMC News
4:44 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

AP-NORC Poll: Parents Support Standardized Testing

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A new poll finds Standardized Tests have support among parents as a useful way to track student progress and school quality.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:43 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Blair Horner: Back-peddling On Obamacare

The debate over health care reform has been remarkable.  The Obama Administration offers a plan based on the program in Massachusetts, which was developed as the result of a bipartisan agreement.  The Congress approves it and the US Supreme Court rules it to be legal.

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