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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September 17, 2012

3:58 PM
Sucker Punch
Artist : OneRepublic
Album : Waking Up
Composer : Tedder, Zach Filkins, Myers
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

New Advocacy Group Focuses on Arts in Massachusetts

This week, arts and cultural leaders in the Berkshires welcomed the launch of a new statewide advocacy organization that places an emphasis on arts education and arts as economic development. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

At the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield this week, supporters gathered to introduce MASSCreative. Matt Wilson, MASSCreative’s Executive Director, said that the organization is ready to send a unified political message advocating for arts education and building strong communities.

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Ulster County
3:30 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Bakery wins $4.6 million federal loan to expand in Ulster

"The funding is the yeast that literally raises the dough..." ~ Sen. Charles Schumer
U.S. Senate

A new bakery is being hailed as economic shot-in-the-arm for the town of Ulster - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced this week that Bread Alone, Inc. & Largay, LLC have been jointly awarded a Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan for a total of 4-point-6 Million Dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. This funding will be used to acquire a 26-thousand square foot facility at 2105 Ulster Avenue, which will be converted into a commercial bakery and retail outlet.

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New York News
6:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

New York City Transit Officials Visit Plattsburgh Transit Manufacturing Plant

Thomas Prendergast with Bombardier Transportation General Manager Plattsburgh Unit Alain Aumais
WAMC

The heads of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Transit were in Plattsburgh Wednesday afternoon.  

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Elections
6:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Fact Check: Romney's Stance on Gun Control

In last night’s presidential debate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney stated that while in Boston both sides came together to create an assault weapons ban. But is that statement accurate? WAMC’s Lucas Willard did some fact-checking and filed this report.

In last night’s presidential debate, moderator Candy Crowley pressed Mitt Romney’s stance on a federal assault weapons ban – asking why he came from supporting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts to not supporting a federal ban. This was his response.

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New England News
4:32 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Work Begins To Remove Dam In Pelham Massachusetts

The Bartlett Rod Shop Co. Dam on the Amethyst Brook in Pelham, MA, which is being removed in a $193,000 project
WAMC

Work began Wednesday  in the western Massachusetts town of  Pelham to remove a public safety threat and at the same time provide an ecological benefit to the region.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Environmental officials, and others celebrated as work began to remove a stone dam on the Amethyst Brook. It will result  in better water quality and open a corridor for the migration of aquatic wildlife, according to  Wendi Weber, the northeast regional director for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Vermont Attorney General Candidates Debate

One of the most-watched contests in Vermont this election season is the race for the state Attorney General.  The state’s largest newspaper recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for the position.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Massachusetts Launches Electronic Medical Records Exchange

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks via videoconference between Mass General Hospital in Boston and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield to mark launch of electronic medical records exchange
WAMC

Massachusetts launched a network Tuesday to allow healthcare providers to share patient’s electronic medical records.  It was hailed as a milestone in the effort to bring better coordination to the cumbersome health care system.. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

  

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Commentary & Opinion
3:35 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Stephen Gottlieb: This is an emergency

During the fund drive I heard Joe Donahue and this station working hard to bring Bill McKibben to this audience and lead us away from the catastrophe of global warming. He and the station did a great service and I am proud to be associated with them.

If your house was on fire you wouldn’t stand like a bystander waiting for it to collapse; you’d call the fire department and get anyone you could reach out of there fast.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Springfield Data Center To Provide Municipal Services

The Springfield Data Center under construction at the site of the former Springfield Technical High School
WAMC

Massachusetts is going to offer a secure electronic data storage service for municipalities at a new facility in Springfield. Its part of an effort by the state to help communities with information technology needs.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

New Search Begins for Pittsfield Schools Superintendent

The third search this year for a new superintendent of a 6,000-student Berkshire school district is set to begin at the end of this month. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

At the end of this month, the Pittsfield School Committee will again begin its search for a new school superintendent. Currently, Dr. Gordon Noseworthy is serving as temporary superintendent, after being selected by the school board last June, though only for the current school year. Former superintendent Howard “Jake” Eberwein left his position last June.

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