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Troy Awarded State Grant Funding For Theater Restoration

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A Capital Region city has been awarded a state grant to restore a historic theater.

Funding through the Restore New York Communities Initiative will assist in the rehabilitation of the historic American Theater on River Street in downtown Troy. Mayor Patrick Madden says the $778,000 grant will support Troy’s continued growth as a center for recreation, dining and culture, attracting new visitors and investment to the city’s downtown while bolstering Troy’s long-term Riverwalk expansion effort.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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