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 England News
6:08 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Gov. Patrick Announces $5.2 M For UMass Springfield Construction

Classroom space is under construction for the UMass satellite campus that is scheduled to open in Springfield in the fall 2014.
Credit WAMC

State funding totaling more than $10 million was announced today for several projects in western Massachusetts involving education, energy and recreation.

The Patrick administration announced three separate grants to complete construction of the UMass Springfield Center, make improvements to a riverfront park in Springfield, and create a university extension service initiative for renewable and clean energy.

Gov. Deval Patrick joked to a gathering of about 100 business and community leaders in Springfield Thursday morning that he had “brought a check.” 

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New York News
5:30 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Saratoga Springs Supervisor Matthew Veitch Presents On History Of Spa City Convention Industry

Saratoga Springs supervisor Matthew Veitch shows a photo of Convention Hall
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

From its eponymous waters to horse racing, Saratoga Springs has been a destination for centuries. County Supervisor Matthew Veitch delivered a presentation Wednesday on the story of Saratoga Springs’ convention industry from the 19th Century to today.

At the Saratoga Springs City Center, supervisor Matthew Veitch delivered a presentation to residents on the history of the Spa City’s convention industry.

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Capital Region News
3:50 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Thompson Trio Putting UAlbany Lacrosse On The Map

UAlbany's Thompson Trio: Ty (left) Miles (middle) Lyle (right)
Dylan Buckley

On a recent day, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team scored another goal against Capital Region rival Siena, adding to the total of the number No. 1 offense in all of Division I lacrosse.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, May 1, 2014. 

Capital Region News
3:02 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Troy Police: City Will Be Safe And Secure This Saturday Night

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

After a series of shootings, residents of Troy are being assured they'll be safe this weekend.

Officials in Troy invite you to come downtown over the weekend. There will be more police presence and visibility, especially around the vicinity of 4th and Congress streets, near Kokopellis nightclub, the scene of a January melee, and home to Gino's Pizza, where a gunman sprayed five customers with shots during the wee hours this past Sunday. The victims all survived, and police aim to reassure citizens it's safe to visit the Collar City.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Cross State Pollution Rule

Credit Dori/Wikimedia Commons

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule that will force downwind polluters to stem emissions that travel into the Northeast.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Protest Held After Three Muslim Sisters Allege Bullying

Protestors outside West Springfield High School denounce bullying and bigotry
Credit WAMC

A protest was held today outside a western Massachusetts high school to draw attention to alleged anti-Islamic bullying.

      About 50 people, most of them college students, stood in a steady rain on the sidewalk in front of West Springfield High School for about half-an-hour on Wednesday holding signs denouncing bullying and bigotry.  They were joined by three Muslim sisters who claim they’ve been harassed at school because of their religious beliefs.

  " I've been called terrorist, towel head in my class," said Najma Hussein.

 

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WAMC News
6:06 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Prospective Casino Operators Attend Mandatory Question Session

Credit Karen DeWitt

Prospective casino operators got a chance to ask New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration questions about details of the process for choosing licensees for four upstate casinos Wednesday. They won’t get answers, though, for several days.

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WAMC News
4:47 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

US Attorney Supbeonas Documents from State Ethics Panel

Published reports in the New York Post and New York Daily News say US Attorney Preet Bharara has subpoenaed records from a state ethics panel created by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Keith Strudler: NBA Bans Clippers Owner

Adam Silver looked about as comfortable as a kid during his Bar Mitzvah. But for Silver, there would be no party at the end or a stack of checks to build his college fund. Just a room full of questions from hungry journalists, any of whom could ask the question that submarined Silver’s legacy before he’s even bought his own office furniture. The stakes were as high as they could be for a league that thrives on dramatic finishes. And Silver was all alone with the ball in his hands.

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