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. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 7, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

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   It is Election Day in the largest municipalities in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, but it appears the majority of registered voters have not noticed. 

Frustrated about  an incident involving Burmese immigrants and an Albany Police officer, members of the South Asian community in the Capital Region gathered Monday.

Bob Goepfert Reviews The Legend of Georgia McBride

Nov 7, 2017
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LATHAM- “The Legend of Georgia McBride” is a piece of fluff with a giant heart.  It’s that heart that redeems and makes pleasant the comedy playing at Curtain Call Theatre in Latham through November 18.

There are three statewide propositions on the ballot in Tuesday’s elections.

Facebook: Bernard for Mayor; Bob Moulton Jr. for Mayor

Voters in North Adams, Massachusetts will pick a new mayor tomorrow. It’s the first election in more than three decades without an incumbent.

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Voters in the Albany area will decide a variety of city and county races Tuesday. 

Blair Horner: Three Questions For Election Day

Nov 6, 2017

This year’s Election Day offers voters a range of candidates for local office. In addition, New Yorkers will have three questions on the ballot that could impact the state’s constitution.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Nov 6, 2017
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, November 6, 2017.

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For nearly three decades, the largest city in western Massachusetts has held a flag raising ceremony on the first Monday in November to celebrate Puerto Rican heritage and the cultural contributions of the people from the Caribbean island.  Today’s Puerto Rican flag raising at Springfield City Hall was especially poignant.

In a New York county with a history of electing Republican sheriffs, a small-town Democratic police chief has mounted a challenge against the incumbent.

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Three candidates are running for the open mayor’s seat in Glens Falls. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has a preview of the race that culminates on Election Day Tuesday.

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The head of Gun Owners of America spoke in favor of gun rights and on-campus carrying policies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams Thursday night. The idea is being rejected by campus officials.

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Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has signed a ban on polystyrene foam food containers by chain restaurants and county government. Molinaro signed the law Friday at a school in Pleasant Valley, surrounded by fourth-graders who inspired the ban.

Out of four cameras the department was considering, Axon was the winner.
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After two years of preparation, the Albany Police Department body camera program goes live next week.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Nov 3, 2017
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, November 3, 2017.

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Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are calling for greater security measures at all-night businesses.  This follows the unsolved murder earlier this year of a man at a 24-hour gas station in the city.

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital To Expand Services

Nov 2, 2017
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The Cornwall campus of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital will enhance services in a community local leaders say was disillusioned in recent years. The Orange County hospital plans to begin what’s being called “open access primary care.”

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It appears opponents of holding a New York state constitutional convention have the momentum as Election Day approaches. They’ve spent more money than supporters, and a recent poll shows the public is leaning against it. But backers are not giving up just yet.

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A state hearing in Lenox this week focused on water quality across Massachusetts. 

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Nov 2, 2017
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WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, November 2, 2017.

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Absentee balloting has been the talk of Albany politics since the city’s Democratic primary in September.

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The race for the open Rensselaer County Executive is defined by a contrast in styles.

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Among the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City was a 2016 graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

A new poll finds the ballot question on whether to hold a Constitutional Convention in New York has become widely unpopular with voters.

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A Berkshire Superior Court judge is considering a preliminary injunction to halt the Berkshire Museum’s sale of 40 artworks, including two Norman Rockwells, to fund capital improvements and an endowment. 

Keith Strudler: Soccer Art Imitating Soccer Life

Nov 1, 2017

In the spirit of art imitating life, the popular video game Football Manager 2018 takes its cues from reality. For the uninitiated, which in this case is probably the majority, football means soccer. And Football Manager is a popular video game that allows users to create and manage a soccer club based on real and sometimes mythical players. Based on real data and analytics, the game simulates league play while putting game users in the position of managing an actual soccer, or football club. Such is the wonder of the current technological age.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Nov 1, 2017
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WNYT

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.

John Phelan

   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.  

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