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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Weather
3:41 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has a look at the evening's weather outlook for Thursday, May 23, 2013 -  as well as a peak into the weekend weather picture. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

First Hearing on Lake George Invasive Prevention Plan Held

Credit Lake George Park Commission

The Lake George Park Commission held the first of two public hearings on its draft aquatic invasive species prevention plan Tuesday afternoon. While most who attended expressed support, some are concerned about how the plan could affect boaters’ access to the lake.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Fracking Not Currently in NY's Economic Development Plans

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at today's "Tax-Free NY" event at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the SUNY Albany.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo, who still has not issued a decision on whether hydro fracking should be allowed in New York,  is backing further away from the controversial gas drilling process in his economic development plans for the future.  

Two years ago, Governor Cuomo considered hydro fracking a key component of his plans for economic development in the faltering upstate regions of the state. 

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New England News
5:10 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Crowds Line Pittsfield Streets To Welcome Home Fallen Soldier

Crowds line North Street in downtown Pittsfield.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The body of a Berkshire County native killed in Afghanistan earlier this month was welcomed home by supporters who lined the streets of downtown Pittsfield.

The body of 24-year old U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling arrived Wednesday morning at Barens Air National Guard Airport in Westfield, and shortly after 10:30 was transported through downtown Pittsfield to the Dery Funeral Home.

A long line of supporters gathered along South Street and North Street, many holding American flags.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Keith Strudler: Championship

Today’s word of the day on Sesame Street was champion. I know because I watched it with my three year old Elliot. They talked about what it means to be a champion, at least in the context of life sized muppets and their human friends. As a guest on the show, LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin contested a muppet chicken in a rooster calling contest. And, spoiler alert, Blake won. So he was the champion.

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Weather
3:40 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has the evening weather summary for Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
3:34 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Comptroller DiNapoli Worried About Poughkeepsie's Debt

Comptroller DiNapoli
Credit Karen DeWitt

The city of Poughkeepsie is facing an $11 million  deficit in its general fund brought on, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, by unrealistic budgeting by city officials—including overestimating revenues. DiNapoli, in a new audit, says Poughkeepsie’s debt burden has gone up 45 percent over the past five years as its financial condition deteriorates.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Plattsburgh Democrats Introduce Candidates for City Offices

Plattsburgh Democratic candidates, left to right: Becky Kasper, Paul O'Connell, Mark Tiffer, Mike Kelly, Rachelle Armstrong, Joshua Kretser
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

All six of the city of Plattsburgh’s common council seats, and the mayor’s position, are open this year. City Democrats have quickly selected a slate of candidates, and this past weekend, they introduced themselves to the voters.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Casino Vote Set In Springfield For July 16

Credit wikipedia commons

The casino project proposed in Springfield Massachusetts by MGM Resorts International will be put to the city’s voters in mid-July.

The Springfield City Council has voted unanimously to set July 16th as the date for the citywide casino referendum. The council also authorized $95,000 for a voter education campaign.  Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola said her office will use direct mail, print, television and internet advertising to promote the casino vote.

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Politics
6:07 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Silver Appears Likely To Survive Latest Scandal

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

One day after New York’s powerful Assembly Speaker admitted “glaring failures” in his handling of a sexual abuse case, the Albany establishment seemed to be moving on, with the usual round of press conferences, bill passage, and leaders meetings.


 

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