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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the controversial push by city officials to create a sewer district in Burnt Hills, N.Y.


Residents in Yonkers say a condemned building has become home to a horde of rats that threatens the surrounding neighborhood.

Cynthia Nixon

 An influential liberal organization is backing Cynthia Nixon over incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the race for New York governor.

Cynthia Nixon

The political activist group Citizen Action has endorsed Democrat Cynthia Nixon for New York governor. It’s the second grassroots organization to endorse the New York City actor in two days.

The site of the first U.S. settlement of the Shaker Christian sect and a crumbling Erie Canal aqueduct are among some of New York's most endangered places, according to a statewide preservation group.  The Preservation League of New York State on Tuesday released its "Seven to Save" designees for 2018-2019.

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A groundbreaking is set for the redevelopment of a former amusement park in the Adirondacks.

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A tentative budget in the Saratoga County village of Ballston Spa carries a nearly 26 percent tax increase. The mayor has said that number will likely decrease. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the public heard more details about the spending plan Monday night.


Officials in New York are warning hospital emergency rooms about a new form of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that is linked to cases of uncontrolled bleeding.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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The governor of New York is proposing to prohibit all employers from asking job applicants about their prior salary history.

New York state is making a $6 million investment in what is being called the nation's largest commitment to computer science education.

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The Schenectady, New York city council is taking up a proposal to increase the cost to use many city-owned parks and fields.

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Ken Lovett

WAMC's Jim Levulis talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about New York state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan's shock after the Independent Democratic Coalition unified with mainline Democrats in the Senate.  The pair also discuss the new affordable housing pilot program in the state budget.

A legislative proposal introduced in the New York state Legislature would require training for hotel workers in how to recognize signs of human trafficking.

Police say a 61-year-old man is dead after he was crushed between two pieces of equipment at a landscaping business in upstate New York.

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Spring in the Northeast means maple sugaring season. For a few precious weeks every year, in between the coldest days of winter and the warm days of spring, when days grow longer and nights remain freezing, sap flows from maple trees.

In the last installment of WAMC’s spring series, we head to a maple farm in Schenectady County.

Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos is denying allegations of verbally abusing a team manager.

New York Racing Association

On the day of the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, New York Racing Association CEO Chris Kay gave details of the upcoming meets at Belmont and Saratoga Race Course.

Continuing a trend from previous years, which saw a new bar with reserved seating and a picnic table reservation system in the backyard, additions will be seen at Saratoga in 2018.

Debate over a proposed emergency homeless shelter in Saratoga Springs continues.

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st District held a town hall meeting Thursday in northern Saratoga County. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the Republican seeking a third term tried to distinguish herself from her party.

Cynthia Nixon

Actor and Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon says the loss of Hillary Clinton and the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election was a key factor in her decision to run for governor. But, in an interview with public radio, she says that’s not the only reason she’s running. Governor Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, says he has the better record.

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House Republican Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st District is calling for the resignation of embattled U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports she made the remarks at a town hall meeting on Thursday.

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The community is struggling to come to terms with a fire that authorities say killed five people in Greene County, New York this week. 


WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and, about Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro's campaign for New York governor.

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Two warring factions of Democrats in the New York state Senate are rejoining forces, as pressure has mounted from the party’s left-leaning base for a reunification. But, the Democrats are still one vote short of the 32 seats they need to regain the majority in the Senate.

The Saratoga Springs Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a controversial emergency homeless shelter Thursday night.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
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Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st District will hold a public forum Thursday in South Glens Falls.

Democratic New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon appeared in her first nationally broadcast television interview Wednesday.

Reports: NYS Senate Democrats To Reunify

Apr 4, 2018
The state capitol in Albany
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After years of Democratic infighting that has helped Republicans maintain control of the New York State Senate, two Democratic factions are on the brink of reunifying, according to published reports. 


Law enforcement agencies across New York state are now required to video record interrogations of people accused of serious crimes such as homicide and sexual assault.

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New York Congressman Paul Tonko kicked off a workforce tour across the Capital Region Monday.