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Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about regional police and fire department salaries.  The pair also discuss a new brewery and taproom coming to Schenectady, N.Y.

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The end of August used to be considered a slow season in politics, but television ads released by New Tork Governor Andrew Cuomo, and his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro, are getting heated. Molinaro says Cuomo insulted his pregnant wife while the governor’s campaign tried to bar the GOP candidate’s spot on state corruption from airing on television stations.

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In a likely blow to New York’s Capital Region, GlobalFoundries has announced a new round of layoffs.

The Democratic candidates for New York governor, incumbent Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon, have different views on spending money on the state’s schools.

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WIth heat advisories issued for many regions across the Northeast, some municipalities are opening cooling stations.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about expected layoffs at GlobalFoundries in Malta, New York. The pair also discuss a T.U. report that Saratoga Springs police misled the public about an internal investigation into a police encounter, which led to the death of a 21-year-old black man.

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Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the death of Arizona Senator John McCain.  The pair also discuss the state's 2018 race for Lieutenant Governor. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (right) at Hudson Valley Community College
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Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a town hall in her home county Sunday evening, speaking to hundreds of constituents at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Gillibrand, a Rensselaer County resident, is running for a second full term in November and her message carried a call to action.

A panoramic view of Saratoga Race Course
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With yesterday’s 149th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, it is one of the busiest weekends of the year for Saratoga Springs. The Spa City’s population doubles during the summer months.

Saratoga Springs City Hall
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Contrary to what the chief said publicly at the time, the Saratoga Springs Police Department did not conduct an internal investigation into potential police misconduct related to the events of Labor Day weekend 2013 that led to the injury and later death of Malta resident Darryl Mount, Jr. That’s according to a new report in the Albany Times Union by the former longtime editor of The Saratogian newspaper.


Catholic Boy proved he could win on turf. With jockey Javier Castellano aboard in the Travers Stakes, Catholic Boy proved he's not too shabby on dirt, either.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York:

“As you go through life, you meet few truly great people. John McCain was one of them. His dedication to his country and the military were unsurpassed, and maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare. The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain.

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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to hold a community engagement meeting in New York to hear directly from those affected by PFAS chemicals – the classification of pollutants found in water supplies in communities like Hoosick Falls and Newburgh.

The Greater Amsterdam School District initiated a district-wide lock out Friday morning after a student reportedly made threats against Amsterdam High School.

Rep. Paul Tonko speaks at Schenectady County Community College
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New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th District, held a town hall forum Thursday night. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, high prescription drug prices were a hot topic of conversation.

Cynthia Nixon speaks to voters at the New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church in Albany
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There are three weeks until primary day in New York, and the Democratic underdog for governor, Cynthia Nixon, is laying out her plans for the final stretch of campaigning, saying there is a potential path to victory.

A new Siena poll finds New Yorkers are not at all satisfied with their lives.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Investigators in New York state have issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Foundation.

Morning Headlines With Jim Kevlin Of Hometown Oneonta

Aug 23, 2018

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and, about Boston-based company XNG's virtual pipeline.

 Does the secret demon carved in stone hold a Capitol curse?
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The annual Capitol Hauntings tours are getting ready to begin in Albany, and this year they'll start two weeks earlier than in the past because of popular demand.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to rail against President Trump’s tweets and comments to reporters. But some of his political opponents say the governor needs to talk more about issues related to New York.

Saratoga Springs City Hall
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City services in Saratoga Springs have been moved out of city hall after a small fire last week damaged a portion of the building.

The Hoosick Falls Village Board, file photo
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Researchers at Bennington College have released the results of a Community Health Questionnaire, focused on reported illnesses possibly linked to the PFOA contamination crisis surrounding Bennington, Vermont and nearby Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh in New York.

The Saratoga Springs 2018 Charter Review Commission (file photo)
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A commission in Saratoga Springs has proposed updates to the city’s governing document. If approved, the changes could add seats to the city council — the first expansion of the council in city history.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about convicted child killer Marybeth Tinning, who was released from prison yesterday.  The pair also discuss a Schenectady hiker's cautionary tale.

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A Bennington College survey of residents in the PFOA contaminated village of Hoosick Falls in eastern New York finds higher rates of illnesses among residents exposed to the toxic substance than did a previous study conducted by the New York State Health Department.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that creates the nation's first commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct.

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A new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo bans smoking in home-based day care centers.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas/WAMC

A 7-year-old New York boy is back selling lemonade and raising money for a friend in need after a state health inspector put the squeeze on him last month.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Governor Andrew Cuomo's ongoing feud with President Trump.  The pair also discuss Republican state attorney general candidate Keith Wofford.