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

Jun 22, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

The third defendant in the University at Albany CDTA bus fight that made national headlines has accepted a plea deal. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in Albany County Court Tuesday afternoon when 21-year-old Alexis Briggs read a tearful apology...

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, second from the left, tours the Greylock Mill redevelopment project in North Adams.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Managers of a mill redevelopment effort in North Adams expect to see more activity starting this summer at what’s billed as a multi-use project.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

During an informational forum Monday in Newburgh about PFOS contamination found in the city’s drinking water supply, federal, state and local officials updated the public on actions being taken. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

Blue Green Algae bloom
Lake Champlain International

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the phosphorus pollution limits for the Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports on what the limits mean for the lake.

Stephen Gottlieb: Convicting The Innocent

Jun 21, 2016

I care about what happened in Orlando because the victims and their families are all members of the human family. And I cringe at the self-styled protestors who use God’s name in vain as an excuse for their own inhumanity toward the grieving families, who deserve to know that we care and share their grief.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 21, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts has voted to extend a moratorium on new pawn shops for an additional three years.

Skateboard pro Kanten Russell and local skaters brainstorm on proposed layouts for Albany's new skate park.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany is home to a vigorous skateboard culture. The Washington Park tennis courts along Madison Avenue have long been the center of the local skating community, even though the pasttime was technically illegal for some 30 years.  Now, the city is going forward with an ambitious plan to build a skate park.

Rep. Maloney Calls For Indian Point 2 Shutdown

Jun 20, 2016
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney stood outside the Indian Point nuclear power plant Monday morning, calling for the suspension of operations at Unit 2 and an immediate safety review at Unit 3. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, this comes on the heels of a problem with baffle bolts at the Westchester County-based reactor.

As the sun rose over the Capitol Saturday morning, state lawmakers put the finishing touches on the 2016 legislative session.  Like all other end of sessions, this one wrapped up with a flurry of activity.  Hundreds of bills were approved by both houses in a blur of legislative activities.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 20, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 20, 2016.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited Albany Medical Center today, where he called for $1.9 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus.

A sign outside the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

After a couple of failed attempts, a developer is looking to bring a Walmart Supercenter to the former General Electric site in Pittsfield.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 17, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, June 17, 2016.

June Music Selections From Nippertown's Greg Haymes

Jun 17, 2016
Greg Haymes
Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes returns with his June music picks.

Two of the three University at Albany students charged with falsely reporting a racially-motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January were back in court Friday morning.

WAMC

A western Massachusetts hospital is taking part in a national study to help determine the best treatments for the youngest victims of the opioid addiction crisis.

Sheriff David Favro (left) and Aaron Heroux
Pat Bradley/WAMC

On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that will allow a transplant recipient to return to work.

The Lake George Alumni and Community Task Force is being put together to investigate construction work done at the high school in the 80s and 90s. What first began several months ago as a Facebook group of concerned residents is now forming into an organization that plans to investigate a possible link between the work and health effects described by former students and staff members.

SABIC's Brenda Petell announced the donation at the Berkshire Museum.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

A company that is slated to close its Pittsfield facilities is giving $90,000 worth of supplies to Berkshire County schools for math and science efforts.

farm tractor in field
WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Department of Agriculture has announced a series of public hearings on the final draft of new agricultural rules designed to protect water quality.

MaryEllen Elia: Changes To NY Assessment Tests

Jun 16, 2016

  

Earlier this year, the state Board of Regents and I made changes to New York’s assessments and teacher evaluations, which I shared with WAMC listeners at the time. We made those changes in response to feedback we received from the people who are impacted by our actions and decisions.

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Hoosick Falls residents came to the Capitol on Wednesday to demand hearings on the after crisis that has revealed high levels of a toxic chemical in many people’s bloodstreams. They did not get hearings but did get a private meeting with a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

About a month before the racing season begins, fans gathered in Saratoga Springs today, rejecting a re-privatization plan for the New York Racing Association pitched by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The group is advocating for a plan passed this afternoon by both houses of the state legislature.

Opponents voiced their disapproval of the companies' requests at a Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities hearing Tuesday in Pittsfield.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

While activists are still celebrating the suspension of one major natural gas pipeline, they are also battling to stop another one in the Northeast.

There’s nothing more dangerous in sports, from a TV network perspective, than a live mic on the field of play. Perhaps better put, it’s a high risk/reward kind of deal. On the one hand, it can be really cool to hear what a defensive back says about an offensive scheme or a player matchup. On the other hand, it becomes pretty clear athletes use the entire dictionary on the field of play, including words you don’t learn in school – not in the classroom, anyway.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 15, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in the Hudson Valley Monday helping to promote the exporting potential of businesses. New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined her as did the head of a government credit agency.

Clinton County Government Center
Pat Bradley/WAMC

On May 10th, Democrats in the City of Plattsburgh chose Clinton County Legislator Colin Read as their candidate to run for mayor.  Read resigned his legislative seat, setting up a special election to fill the last year of the term.  County Democrats selected their candidate last week, but the candidate who was not chosen has decided to force a primary.

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