WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

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 features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, 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 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Nov 1, 2017
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

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A tentative 2018 budget has been unveiled for Saratoga County. WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the budget will remain within the state mandated tax cap while officials hope to complete a project that has been in the works for more than a decade.

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   Plans to redevelop an historic downtown theater in Springfield, Massachusetts have received a financial boost.  Meanwhile, cost estimates have soared for a dormant theater restoration in another western Massachusetts city.  

Dutchess County Exec Releases 2018 Proposed Budget

Oct 31, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro released his 2018 budget proposal Tuesday. The $480 million plan includes a property tax cut and maintains all existing services and programs.

Katherine Carroll

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy appointed a new public safety commissioner today at city hall. The appointment comes after a state court decision affirming the power of the public safety commissioner to serve as the disciplinary watchdog for the police and fire departments.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Oct 31, 2017
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WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening forecast for Oct. 31, 2017.

    A new $10 million neighborhood community center has been built in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is one of the last major rebuilding projects from the June 2011 tornado that tore through part of the city.

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Two New York state senators released a report last week aimed at combating the spread of Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The report, which follows a public hearing in August, contains a number of recommendations. A Hudson Valley scientist who studies Lyme disease commended the report, but has some suggestions for improving it.

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Wall Street profits are up by one third over the same period last year, says the New York State Comptroller. Democrat Tom DiNapoli says the gain of $12.3 billion is good news for New Yorkers with retirement accounts invested in the market, as well as the state’s pension fund.

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Massachusetts’ Attorney General has joined the three sons of Norman Rockwell in calling for a temporary restraining order against the Berkshire Museum to prevent the controversial sale of 40 pieces of art, including two works by the American artist, to fund an expansion and an endowment at the Pittsfield museum. 

Blair Horner: Superstorm Sandy's Fifth Anniversary

Oct 30, 2017

Climate change is not something that will impact in the future – it’s happening now.  An unrelenting heat wave in California and on the west coast has helped fuel forest fires, there has been massive flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal that have devastated that region, hurricanes Irma and Maria have decimated the Caribbean, hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Texas.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Oct 30, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, October 30, 2017.

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Protect the Adirondacks

The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad has brought the first tanker cars it plans to park on a siding in the Adirondacks.  Environmental groups opposing the plan got a boost this week when Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke against the idea.

Fred Kowal: A Republic, If We Can Keep It

Oct 27, 2017

In a story often told about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 – the gathering of our country’s founders that produced the blueprint of our great democracy – someone reportedly asked Benjamin Franklin if the delegates had just crafted a monarchy or a republic.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Oct 27, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, October 27, 2017.

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   A new leader has been announced for the largest fire department in western Massachusetts.

The North Country Honor Flight sponsors World War II and Korean veterans on flights to Washington DC three to five times a year.   Since it was created in 2013, the group has made 22 flights and brought 328 veterans to the nation’s memorials.  But organizers were concerned that some veterans were unable or unwilling to fly.  On the last Honor Flight of the year, the group inaugurated a new virtual reality tour.

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Halloween is Tuesday, and for many communities the ghoulish holiday has a tradition of costume parades, hayrides, corn mazes and trick-or-treating. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Matt Greene about the premiere screening of a short film he directed based on a haunted house from his childhood in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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The 2018 Winter Olympics will begin on February 9th in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  With just over three months left athletes are on an intense training and World Cup racing schedule as they compete to make the elite teams.  But spring and summer-like weather has cancelled training at some training sites.   USA Luge is in Lake Placid this week and most of the team’s sliding sessions have been canceled.  Several of the athletes held a conference call to talk about track conditions and what it means for upcoming competitions.

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New York state’s economic development arm announced last week that it had rejected proposals to redevelop a former prison in Saratoga County.

Bill Owens: Free Speech

Oct 26, 2017

There have been a number of controversies regarding free speech on college campuses, including those at Middlebury and UC Berkeley.  The Wall Street Journal and others have written numerous stories and have opined about the intolerance of the left, conveniently ignoring the same intolerance on the right. 

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Oct 26, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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The CEO of Legoland’s parent company was in Orange County today, to announce that the theme park will open in 2020 in Goshen. Also there was New York’s economic development czar, who says the state will contribute millions of dollars more to the project.

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There’s some misinformation on social media regarding a key ballot item in next month’s elections on whether New York will hold a Constitutional Convention. 

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The sides are still at odds after a high-profile one-day nurses’ strike and a resulting lockout at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts earlier this month. Unionized nurses rallied Tuesday night outside the hospital, looking to build support before upcoming contract negotiations. 

Martine Gulick presents Re-Envisioning Burlington High School plans
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The Burlington School District’s High School ReEnvisioning Committee held its first Community Input Meeting Tuesday evening. Officials are looking for the public’s input on whether to build a new high school or renovate the existing facility.

Keith Strudler: 26.2, Exactly

Oct 25, 2017

There is nothing inconsequential about running a marathon. It’s long and grueling and makes you chafe in horrible places and often ends in people vowing to never do it again.  It’s a well-known symbol of athletic accomplishment, which is why people love wearing finisher’s shirts to work. It’s 26.2 miles of heart, sweat, and tears. Except when it’s not.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Oct 25, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

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New Yorkers who use e-cigarettes will have to comply with the same limits on smoking in public that apply to regular cigarettes, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But anti-smoking advocates say more needs to be done to combat the rising use of the nicotine product.

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Six months after the city’s minor league hockey team departed, arena football is returning to Albany for the first time since 2009. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at Tuesday’s announcement at the Times Union's Hearst Media Center.

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