WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
Brian Shields

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 feature reports from WAMC News bureau chiefs...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 24 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Business And Economic Development Officials Call On Legislators To Pass Fiscal Initiatives

North Country business and municipal officials gathered at a local manufacturing plant Thursday morning to praise New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development proposals and call on the legislature to expedite their passage.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

New Halfmoon Supervisor Reaches Out To Business Community

The new supervisor of a Capital Region town defined by scandal in 2013 has set out a vision for 2014 focused on economic development.

At an open forum for businesses hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce at Halfmoon Town Hall Thursday, Supervisor Kevin Tollisen outlined his agenda for 2014.  In November, Tollisen was elected to become supervisor in January, but took the supervisor position early after he was appointed by the town board, following the resignation of former supervisor Mindy Wormuth.

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New York News
4:52 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

NY, 6 Communities Agree On Sewage Cleanup Plan

DEC presser at Jenning's Landing - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is at the podium, Commissioner Joe Martens directly behind her.
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Sewage pollution in the Hudson River at Albany will be reduced under a $136 million plan announced Thursday by New York State environmental regulators, the city of Albany and five other surrounding communities. 

A cleaner future for the Hudson River in 15 years? Officials say it's do-able. Under an agreement with the Department of Environmental Conservation, a coalition of six communities will upgrade sewer systems to reduce discharges of storm water-diluted sewage after heavy rain.

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Hudson Valley News
3:50 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Sen. Gipson Discusses State Of The State Tax Proposals

In his recent State of the State Address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a zero percent  corporate income tax for manufacturers tax that locate in upstate New York, but one state Senator from the Hudson Valley says part of his district is being left out. Democrat Terry Gipson of the 41st district says the zero tax should also be offered in the counties that must now pay the MTA payroll tax: Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess.

Weather
3:45 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 16, 2014.

New York News
7:00 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

State-Based Health Exchange Officials Provide Update On Enrollments

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The monthly update from Families USA on the progress of five state-sponsored health insurance plans was held this afternoon.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Growing Number of Vacancies In Legislature Likely To Continue Until 2015

NYPIRG's Blair Horner says New Yorkers deserve special elections to fill seats in the state legislature.
Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

The New York State legislature now has 11 unfilled seats, after one Assemblyman resigned over a sexual harassment scandal, and another was expelled after being convicted of a felony.  But it could be another year before those seats are filled.

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New York News
5:51 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Saratoga County GOP Endorses Congressional Candidate For 20th District

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The Saratoga County Republican Party has selected a candidate to run for Congress in New York’s 20th District, where a longtime Capital District political figure cruised to reelection two years ago.

Recently, Jim Fischer was selected by the Saratoga County Republican Committee as the endorsed candidate to run in the Congressional race in the 20th District, a seat currently held by three-term Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko.

The 20th district was redrawn in 2012. Tonko, a former state Assemblyman, previously represented New York’s former 21st district.

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Sports
3:51 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Keith Strudler: Alex Rodriguez

In life, it’s often advantageous to be selfish. It’s a sad truism of personal advancement. Think about the guy in the office that only pads his own resume, at the expense of helping the team. He’s the one with multiple job offers and an executive salary, while the rest of the team keeps the place running. It’s unfortunate, but too often true.

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Weather
3:37 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

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