WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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
6:31 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Irish Flag Raised At City Hall In Recognition Of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day was observed at Springfield City Hall where the mayor read a proclamation, the Springfield Parade Committee's award winners were announced and the Irish flag was raised
Credit WAMC

Massachusetts is the most Irish state in the country, with just over 21 percent of the population saying they are of Irish descent.  So, it is not surprising Saint Patrick’s Day is cause for ceremony and celebration.

   About 200 people gathered in front of Springfield City Hall Tuesday morning and watched the green, white, and orange flag of Ireland raised up a pole to fly over the city hall plaza for the day.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Trustees Approve Development District For Hotel Project

Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
Credit Mwanner/Wikimedia Commons

A controversial hotel development project can take the next step forward after Saranac Lake officials approved a new zoning law.

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Capital Region News
3:53 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Schenectady: Jay Street Demolition Plans Fast-Tracked

Credit American Red Cross

Plans to demolish two Schenectady buildings gutted by a March 6 fire are now in high gear.

Monday, Schenectady's corporation counsel disclosed the probe of the fire that destroyed two Jay Street apartment buildings had been officially declared a criminal investigation.  Searchers going through the rubble have found remains of at least four people to date. About 60 people were left homeless.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Stephen Gottlieb: Radicalization

Identification of Jihadi John as a British citizen and college graduate has given rise to discussion about what radicalizes young people. There is no single answer but one aspect is to provide alternatives to the choice between deep frustration and dangerous radicalization.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, March 17, 2015. 

New York News
6:39 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Schumer Pushes For Student Loan Forgiveness In Case Of Death

Senator Chuck Schumer with Leonard and Linda Tanski.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has renewed his push to get "Andrew's Law" passed.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Neighborhood Eyesore Demolished By Federally Funded Program

A demolition crew works at a long vacant tornado damaged building on Main Street in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

A long vacant tornado-damaged building in Springfield, Massachusetts was demolished today, as city officials vowed to continue a neighborhood-by-neighborhood crackdown on blight.

A former auto parts store on Main Street in Springfield was torn down Monday. The building had been vacant for more than a decade. It was damaged by the 2011 tornado. A car crashed through it.  The single story building had been seized by the city for non-payment of taxes and Springfield officials could not find anyone to buy it for redevelopment.

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Hudson Valley News
6:22 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Orange County DA Announces Protocol For Police-Involved Deadly Force

Credit Scott Davidson / Flickr

After last year’s fatal police shooting of a man in Ferguson, Missouri, and after a man died in an apparent police chokehold in Staten Island, New York, the district attorney in Orange County has announced a protocol for officer-involved deadly-force encounters.

District Attorney David Hoovler, with the unanimous vote of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, has announced the establishment of a county-wide protocol for the investigation of incidents that involve police officers’ use of deadly force against citizens.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Blair Horner: Sunshine Week And Gov Cuomo’s 90-Day Email Deletion Policy


Sunday marks the beginning of “Sunshine Week,” a week in which the nation focuses its attention on government openness.  The “Week” makes it clear that it is important to maintain an open government, in order to ensure the proper relationship between public officials and the citizens they are pledged to serve.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 16, 2015.

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