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 England News
3:39 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Coalition Of Groups, Springfield Mayor Agree To Meet About Refugee Resettlement

Credit City of Springfield

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s call for an end to refugee resettlement in the city has drawn a strong rebuttal from several social service agencies, faith- based groups, and anti-poverty activists.

A coalition including representatives of Catholic Charities, Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts, Jobs with Justice and several more groups that work with immigrants met in Springfield Friday and later held a news conference to call for a meeting with Mayor Sarno to discuss his claims that refugee resettlement had become a crisis in Springfield.

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Hudson Valley News
9:14 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

PSC Staff Responds To Rehearing Request From Utility Merger Opponents

Credit Christopher Sessums, flickr

Staff of the New York State Public Service Commission has weighed in on whether the PSC should reconsider its approval of a utility merger in the Hudson Valley.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

New Property Tax Cap Concerns Local Governments

Credit Donkey Hotey/Flickr

Communities across New York state that have struggled to meet the state’s 2 percent tax cap face a new challenge: the level of the cap has been lowered.

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New York News
6:11 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Rep. Gibson Holds Rural Broadband Symposium

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A broadband symposium organized by an upstate New York Congressman brought concerned residents and community leaders together with experts from state and federal government to discuss expanding high-speed internet in rural towns.

Congressman Chris Gibson, a Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional district, organized the event Thursday at SUNY Cobleskill in rural Schoharie County. Gibson said he considers bringing high-speed internet to the rural towns in his district a priority.

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Weather
3:35 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 15, 2013.

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Hudson Valley News
11:01 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

County Exec Appeals Ruling Over Independence Party Petition

The incumbent Republican in the race for Westchester County executive tried for a write-in bid to force a September primary for the Independence Party line. A party member sued, and now the county executive has appealed the decision. 

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Utility Limits Net Metering

Net Metering
Credit Vermont Department of Public Service

The Washington Electric Cooperative, a small utility in Vermont, has announced that it will set limits on net metering systems. That has raised concerns from advocacy groups who say such a move could discourage development of solar installations.

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Weather
3:44 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13's Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives the WAMC evening forecast for Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

Commentary & Opinion
3:36 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Keith Strudler: Sports, Politics And Mother Russia

Lest you haven’t noticed, and it’s quite possible you haven’t, we’re in the second week of the fortnight of the World Track and Field Championships held in Moscow. It would have been easy to miss, even for sports fans, since it’s gotten less television coverage than a Lindsay Lohan parole hearing. And Americans have grown quite accustomed to acknowledging the Olympics and the Olympics only when it comes to track and field, even if the World Championships hold equal weight in the athletic community, if not all that exist outside of it.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Vermont Composting Interests Challenge Tax

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A commercial composter in Vermont who has been billed more than 100-thousand dollars in back taxes is appealing the audit. He’s supported by organic farmers and some state legislators who question why commercial fertilizers and pesticides are non-taxable, while the more environmentally friendly compost is taxed.

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