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. 

For some time, there has been a call to overhaul New York state’s juvenile justice system. The movement to "raise the age" may be getting a boost from a higher power.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing that New York state allow ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

Blair Horner: The 2017 State Of The State

Jan 9, 2017

New York State’s constitution requires that every governor submit a message to the legislature “at every session the condition of the state, and recommend such matters to it as he or she shall judge expedient.”  Since the early 20th Century, governors have delivered a State of the State speech in addition to delivering a written document.  Usually that speech was delivered in the New York State Assembly chamber.  The Assembly seats 150 and so jamming in the smaller Senate body plus staff and dignitaries was the appropriate venue.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 9, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, January 9, 2017.

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   As Massachusetts combats the opioid addiction crisis, peer-to-peer recovery programs are growing and seeking state funding.

Governor Peter Shumlin delivers farewell speech January 2017
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Vermont’s legislative session began Wednesday and one of the first orders of business was a farewell speech to legislators by outgoing Governor Peter Shumlin.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Andrew Governor Cuomo is doing something different with the State of the State address this year. Instead of delivering one speech to lawmakers in Albany, who will have to approve his proposals, he’s giving six regional speeches in three days all around the state. Legislative leaders will not be attending.

Governor Phil Scott delivers inaugural address 1-5-17
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The inaugural address by newly-installed Vermont Governor Phil Scott on Thursday emphasized fiscal stability and enhancing the economy with no new taxes or fees.  Reaction was mixed and followed partisan lines.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 6, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, January 6, 2017.

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    There’s fallout from the surprise move by the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts to announce plans to hire a new fire chief.

An emergency homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Glens Falls, New York has closed on a new property. The organization aims to move its operations into the new space by next winter.

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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie Thursday to see how state money is helping construct a new patient pavilion.

The New Year for the New York state legislature has begun in discord, with an absent governor and Republicans in the Senate vowing to take a harder line against Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 5, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 5, 2017.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and a congressman from western New York are reaching across the aisle in an effort to protect $170 million in federal broadband funding declined by Verizon and now at risk of going to other states.

Keith Strudler: The Party Before The Storm

Jan 4, 2017
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No one would argue that the New York Giants drew the best playoff assignment by any measure. In taking an NFC Wild Card spot, they’ll travel this weekend to NFC North champ Green Bay, who rarely lose at home and might be the hottest team in the league. The temperature will probably sink to single digits by game’s end Sunday evening. And mind you, New York actually has a better record than the Packers, but with the logistics of the NFL playoffs, they are still the road team.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 4, 2017

Meteor0logist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, December 4, 2017.

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A pipeline company with plans to hook up to a power plant under construction in Orange County says eminent domain proceedings remain against a handful of landowners. More from WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

The Burlington Electric Department confirmed Friday that it had found on one of its laptops a malware code the U.S. government says is used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services.  The announcement set off a firestorm of speculation that Russians were attempting to hack into the nation’s utility systems.  But officials at the utility say much of the furor over the incident is overblown.

      There are clouds over the futures of the top public safety leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Stephen Gottlieb: The Legacy Of Barack Obama

Jan 3, 2017

Barack Obama has been one of our most decent and intelligent presidents. I’ll miss him. Instead of simplification and slogans, Obama explained the complexities of everything from medical treatment to foreign policy. Instead of shooting from the hip, he studied problems carefully and reached mature, intelligent decisions.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 3, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Dec 30, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 30, 2016.

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Caffe Lena has gotten a facelift. The landmark music venue in downtown Saratoga Springs reopens tonight after an extensive renovation.

Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicot
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Plattsburgh’s long-time police chief announced recently that he will retire in January.  Desmond Racicot has been with the department since 1989, serving as chief for the last 14 years.  He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he hadn’t planned to retire but a new opportunity arose.

2016: A Look Back At Newburgh PFOS Water Contamination

Dec 29, 2016
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Four months following news of PFOA water contamination in Hoosick Falls in upstate New York, a Hudson Valley city faced a water crisis of its own. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne takes a look back at the PFOS contamination issue in Newburgh that came to light in the early spring.

Fred Kowal: Standing Rock

Dec 29, 2016

One hundred and twenty six years ago, on December 29, 1890, the US 7th cavalry gunned down over three hundred Lakota women, men and children in one of the worst massacres in the long history of violence perpetrated by the United States against Native Americans.  It is vital that we all remember that day and that history. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Dec 29, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, December 29, 2016.

Activists handed out leaflets explaining they in fact welcome more transportation options, as long as they are accessible to members of the public.
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Legalizing apps like Uber and Lyft upstate is one of the big issues awaiting New York state legislators when they return to Albany next week. Advocates for the disabled support ridesharing expansion, as long as there is accessible transportation.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Dec 29, 2016
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, December 29, 2016.

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