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

May 15, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Ferris Coin Co., of Albany, N.Y., commissioned the limited run of silver coin-shaped “medals” which will be available in June and will go on pre-sale shortly.
Ferris Coin

Today was the 100th anniversary of distinguished war veteran Henry Johnson's heroics in battle in France. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in Albany’s Washington Park as officials remembered the native Medal of Honor winner.


    Additional taxpayers’ money will be used to cover the costs to operate Springfield’s Union Station in the first year since it reopened. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein stood in front of nearly 6,000 solar panels Monday in the Town of Ulster. He was there to announce that the county’s new solar project that sits atop a capped landfill is now fully operational.

Blair Horner: Scandal Rocks Albany... Again

May 14, 2018

Last week was quite a week at the state Capitol.  It started off on Monday with the shocking resignation of the Attorney General within hours of detailed allegations of sexual assaults appearing in media reports.  The week ended with the second conviction of the former Speaker of the Assembly on federal corruption charges.  And in between, an accomplice to a former top aide to Governor Cuomo pled guilty.  In that last one, the former top aide to the governor had already been convicted of corruption; the accomplice was an energy executive who admitted to lying to federal investigators about his role in giving a high-pay, “low-show” job to the former top aide’s wife.

The New York State Assembly is set to interview potential replacements Tuesday for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned May 8th in a domestic violence scandal. Governor Andrew Cuomo is also trying to put his stamp on the selection process.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 14, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, May 14, 2018.

City of Springfield

Street paving projects this year could be delayed, or even postponed, in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

Summer Writing Series Adds Advocacy Program For Teens

May 11, 2018
Courtesy of SUNY NP/Hudson Valley Writing Project

There is a new program in the lineup for the Hudson Valley Writing Project’s summer writing workshops. The aim is to support young people as they write about and advocate for issues that matter to them.

Plattsburgh City Hall
WAMC Photo

For the second time, Plattsburgh common councilors have tabled a proposal offered by the mayor that would establish a Code of Conduct for city leaders, department heads and employees.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 11, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, May 11, 2018. 

Greg Haymes
Times Union

Greg Haymes of Nippertown returns with his May music choices.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

WAMC News has confirmed that a backstretch health clinic at Saratoga Race Course will re-open later this month after receiving a boost in funding.

New equipment purchased for the Springfield Fire Department is displayed. Springfield Director of Emergency Preparedness Robert Hassett and Fire Commissioner Bernard Calvi explained how the portable devices are used in firefighting and rescue operations.

The largest fire department in western Massachusetts is putting machines on the front lines to reduce the risks to firefighters and help save people’s lives. 


The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill that advocates say will protect consumers from what they say are unfair contract clauses but opponents fear will have dire consequences on the economy.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas
Nassau County District Attorney's Office

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.


A social media post about addiction by a Saratoga Springs police officer does not reflect the thinking or the policies of the city, according to the police chief and public safety commissioner. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has this exclusive.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 10, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, May 10, 2018.

The  company  of  Harry  Potter  and  the  Cursed  Child
Manuel Harlan

What happens inside the Lyric Theatre stays inside the Lyric Theare.   

That’s what the producers of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” request from the audience.  As you leave the theater they hand you a button that reads  “Keep the secrets.”

Lucas Willard / WAMC

A plan by the Saratoga County Town of Milton to purchase a former Cub Scout camp appears to be in dire straits. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has the latest on today’s developments.

Activists representing various groups including Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration demonstrated against a speech by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Activists rallied Wednesday outside the Albany Capital Center, protesting a controversial former sheriff's appearance there.

Pittsfield Receives NEA Grant To Reinvent River

May 9, 2018
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Pittsfield has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to design a park along the Housatonic River.

Adirondack overuse map
Adirondack Council

A review of parking areas along roads in key areas of the Adirondacks indicates substantial overuse of the centralized High Peaks area of the 6 million-acre park.

Former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at a press conference with women's group leaders on November 28, 2017
Karen DeWitt

Disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a long time champion of women’s rights. That’s why leaders of women’s groups are still trying to make sense of the allegations that he was a serial domestic violence abuser.

Keith Strudler: Kona’s Final Journey

May 9, 2018

I was going to write a commentary about minor league baseball players and a legal dispute over salary structure, which may or may not end up in the Supreme Court. But I didn’t. And then I almost started to write about LeBron James and the Cavs’ sweep of Toronto, and how a title this year would be perhaps the greatest accomplishment of his professional life. But again, I stopped. And that’s because, and apologies for bringing everyone down with me, but my nearly 13-year-old dog Kona is in the final throws of a terminal illness, and as I write, my wife and I are getting ready for Kona’s journey to his final resting place, likely later today. If you’ve ever owned a dog, you know what I mean, and you know it sucks about as bad as anything can. So with all due respect to baseball and LeBron James, I decided that I’d rather give these few minutes to my loyal companion that some athletes I’ve never met. And I decided that instead of taking the week off, I’d let you all know just how amazing a dog Kona was.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 9, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at ANCA in Saranac Lake
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Saranac Lake on Monday to promote legislation that would help small businesses transition to employee ownership.

NY Governor Cuomo: No Rush To Appoint An Interim AG

May 8, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has laid out various paths to selecting the next state attorney general following the resignation of Democrat Eric Schneiderman amid allegations of abuse from four women. The allegations were revealed in a New Yorker magazine article Monday.

The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

WAMC has learned that The Berkshire Eagle’s managing editor for news has resigned from the paper, citing concerns about ethics violations. The Pittsfield, Massachusetts newspaper disputes the criticism.

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Solicitor General Barbara Underwood became New York’s Acting Attorney General on Tuesday, taking over for the disgraced Eric Schneiderman, who resigned after a New Yorker article detailed four women who accused him of numerous instances of physical violence. At the state Capitol, many were stunned at the rapid demise of the once popular Democratic Attorney General, and began maneuvering to name a successor.