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. 

No Cashless Tolls On The Thruway Yet

Sep 14, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers who use the state Thruway will have a bit of a wait before more cashless tolling is installed on the nearly 500-mile tolled portion of the road.

Schenectady County’s District Attorney has been appointed as a special prosecutor after the Rensselaer County DA recused himself from an investigation into a police-involved shooting.

A scene from "Lost In Yonkers"
Kevin Gardner

Latham  - Curtain Call Theater just opened its new Latham theater with the Neil Simon play, “Lost in Yonkers".  It's hard to say which is more impressive - the space or the production.  Both are great.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 14, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Picture of Bernie Sanders
Bernie 2016

Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders formally introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2017 today.  Surrounded by Senate cosponsors and advocates, he outlined the plan at a press conference in Washington.

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It’s possible three candidates could campaign through November when Rensselaer County residents vote for a new county executive. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, one candidate declared victory in the Republican primary on Tuesday. The other is not conceding yet.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With a resounding victory in the Democratic primary, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is highly likely to earn a second term. But  it appears several new faces could be joining Albany’s Common Council.

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    As the big utility company Eversource scouts locations across the state to generate solar power, Western Massachusetts has become a big player.

Keith Strudler: The Cheap Seats

Sep 13, 2017

If you live in Los Angeles and didn’t get a chance to see a live NFL football game last weekend, that is on you. That’s because there were at least 30,000 vacant seats at the Los Angeles Rams home opener on Sunday, where they dismantled the Indianapolis Colts 49-6 in the debut of 31-year-old wunderkind head coach Sean McVay, who’s seems like he should still be doing an internship with the front office. The crowd was estimated at 61,000, which feels just a little like the White House’s estimated attendance at the Presidential inauguration, minus the self-righteous indignation. The Rams currently play in the cavernous Los Angeles Coliseum, the building best known for housing the 1984 Olympics, a space that comfortably holds over 90,000, although the term comfort should be used with great discretion in reference to that facility.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 13, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The funeral service for Petty Officer First Class Corey Ingram was held Tuesday at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie. Family, friends, service and community members filed in past lined-up Patriot Guard riders to pay their respects.

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While primaries in municipalities like Westchester County and Albany may draw a number of voters to the polls for major races today, in some counties there are only down ticket races.  In northern New York’s Clinton and Essex Counties, most primary races for local offices haven’t sparked massive interest.

Stephen Gottlieb: The Value Of Democracy

Sep 12, 2017

Driven by the Tea Party, Republicans gave us a Congress that hasn’t been able to get much done. Saying less government is better, they take credit for getting nothing done, and leave immigration, tax policy, and health care to fester. It took the Democrats to make a deal with Trump to open the spigot even on hurricane relief.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 12, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Albany City Hall at twilight, January 25, 2016
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In just a few hours, months of campaigning in Albany will be over. Here's a look back at the mayoral race on this primary day.

City of Springfield

   A fundraising effort was launched today in Springfield, Massachusetts to support a planned new state-of-the-art public branch library building.

Gov. Cuomo riding a motorbike
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo, in what has become an annual event for the New York governor, led a motorcycle ride Monday along the path of a New York City firefighter rescue team, to commemorate the 16th  anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

SUNY Plattsburgh 9-11 memorial
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A short but solemn remembrance ceremony was held on the SUNY Plattburgh campus today to remember the events of 9-11 and two alumni who died when the towers fell.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

With current Albany Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin running for mayor in tomorrow’s pivotal primary, three Democrats are vying to replace her.

Blair Horner: Immigrants In America

Sep 11, 2017

The incredible natural calamities occurring around the world have understandably taken away public attention from important policy decisions, such as the Trump Administration’s move to end federal policy protecting the children of undocumented immigrants. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 11, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, September 11, 2017.

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Massachusetts has announced grants to 56 communities to help municipal, school and water districts embrace clean energy. 

Burlington School District logo
Burlington School District

Burlington, Vermont teachers rejected a school board-imposed contract Thursday and voted to go on strike next week.

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The Republican candidates for Rensselaer County Executive squared off in a debate this week hosted by Spectrum News. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard recaps some of the most pressing issues discussed in the hour-long debate.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 8, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 8, 2017.

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' September Music Selections

Sep 8, 2017
Greg Haymes
Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes is back with his September music choices.

Red Cross Trains HV Volunteers For Deployment

Sep 7, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

After Hurricane Harvey's devastation in Texas and Hurricane Irma en route to Florida after tearing up parts of the Caribbean, the American Red Cross has been training volunteers for deployment. The organization has been holding boot camps, including in New York, to train volunteers. The latest was Thursday in Poughkeepsie.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued its 2016 Household Food Security report.  It finds about 12.3 percent of American households were food insecure at some point during 2016, down from 12.7 percent in 2015.  The report indicates Vermont and New York followed that national trend.

JD Allen / WAMC

In today’s global economy, many small, family farms are struggling to make ends meet. That’s the case for the Olsen Farm in Lanesborough, Massachusetts. The couple living there are trying to keep their family’s tradition alive.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

For many students in New York, today was the first day of the new school year. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, Schenectady’s public school district is celebrating a big increase in state aid over last year.

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