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Two educators at a northern New York college are about to roll out some new workshops to help today’s teachers meet the needs of today’s students. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll learn about this teach-for-the-future project at SUNY Adirondack.

Vermont Air Guard F-35 does a fly-over before landing at Burlington
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The Vermont Air National Guard will conduct two weeks of night flying operations in early December.

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The Vermont Department of Labor is alerting residents about a phishing scam.

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The National Women’s Hockey League season will be limited to a two-week stretch and played in a bubble in Lake Placid, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

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A school district in Vermont's Orange County is concerned about families not complying with quarantine rules after a cluster of COVID-19.

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After shutting its campus down amid one of New York’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks in September, SUNY Oneonta has released its reopening plan for the spring semester. As WAMC’s Jesse King reports, some faculty are worried about returning to the classroom.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott recently joined officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to announce grants intended to strengthen local economies to four areas of the state.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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Health officials in New York are warning about potential COVID-19 exposures in two Hudson Valley counties.

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Berkshire Hills Regional School District

Unlike other regional districts, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District says it does not plan to revert to entirely remote learning in the weeks after Thanksgiving.

Union members join nurses outside Albany Medical Center on November 25, 2020
Dave Lucas / WAMC

Albany Medical Center Nurses are renewing calls for hospital management to come back to the bargaining table to discuss a new contract.

The door of the Berkshire District Attorney's office.
Josh Landes / WAMC

A back and forth over a defendant’s request for a new trial captured in court documents reveal sharp criticisms of the Berkshire County District Attorney by a superior court judge.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

13 hours ago

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

A bulldog reading a newspaper while draped over a desk chair.
Ian Pickus / WAMC

Today Veterinarian Dr. Carrie O'Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital joins us to answer all of your pet questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Sloop Brewer Mariquita Reese
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On this week’s 51%, Army critics speak up about sexual harassment; a brewery launches a diversity and inclusion initiative and Dr. Jeri Burns shares her view on being masked.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

17 hours ago
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

The drained bed of Lake Massasoit
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

     A large lake in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts has been drawn down to allow for repairs to a dam that state inspectors have classified as “High Hazard.”

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Pat Bradley/WAMC

Burlington City Councilors met this week and while their agenda was not long, the panel spent considerable time discussing a potential charter change to be put before voters.

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North Adams

The North Adams, Massachusetts fire chief is retiring at the end of January.

Congressman Paul Tonko
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Election Day has come and gone, so what did we learn?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded November 23.

A stone building with a colonnade lit by lights sits in front of a brick churck and a street lamp
Josh Landes / WAMC

A loan program designed to improve the housing stock of Pittsfield, Massachusetts has finally been accepted by the city council almost two years after its introduction.

Book cover for "This Land Is Their Land"
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David J. Silverman is a professor at George Washington University, where he specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He is the author of "Thundersticks," "Red Brethren," "Ninigret," and "Faith and Boundaries."

His new book, "This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving," reveals why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving, a holiday which celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the United States.

Book cover for "We Gather Together"
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From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, bestselling author Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday.

Spanning centuries, "We Gather Together" is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century’s most influential tastemakers and who campaigned for decades to make real an annual day of thanks.

Melissa O'Connor
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The Retail Council of New York State has a new president and CEO as the industry navigates government restrictions and health concerns amid a global pandemic. All this comes during what is typically the busiest shopping period of the year.

A scene from the Bright Nights at Forest Park light display
Spirit of Springfield

     Undimmed by the pandemic, the largest holiday light show in New England will open to the public today at sundown.

11/25/20 Panel

20 hours ago
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The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao,  Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reviews President-elect Joe Biden's recent cabinet picks, and considers some of the top contenders for attorney general. 

Miles Reed
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about reports that Schenectady, Albany, and Saratoga counties are poised to see tighter restrictions as a result of the spike in COVID-19 cases across the region. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

22 hours ago
Paul Caiano

Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy with the chance of a little light snow early this morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s.

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Patriots running back Rex Burkhead says his recent knee injury will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. In an Instagram post Tuesday, Burkhead wrote that he looks forward to "coming back better than ever in 2021."

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Karen DeWitt

A state senator is objecting to a proposal by the New York State Thruway Authority to raise tolls for drivers who don’t have an E-ZPass.