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Presidential inauguration to include NY products

Senator Charles Schumer
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Senator Charles Schumer in Plattsburgh

New York wine and food will again be part of presidential inauguration in the celebration for President Barack Obama on Jan. 21. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the New York fare will be part of a traditional luncheon that will include the president, Vice President Joe Biden and congressional leaders.

The menu will include a wine from the Finger Lakes Region and another from Long Island; cheese from Cooperstown; honey from Rochester; apples from Columbia County for apple pie; and maple syrup from Dutchess County.

Schumer is again chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and he picked the menu.

 

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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.