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Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 26, 2021

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, February 26, 2021.

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   The largest city in western Massachusetts has finished a project to improve its response to emergencies.

Deanna Fox joins us today to answer all your cooking and baking questions, and offer some recipes for winter soups! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley is introducing legislation to establish a process to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines for older residents.

New York state Capitol
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Democrats in the state legislature support new, higher taxes on New York’s richest residents as part of the new state budget. They say a newly released study that shows that the state’s 120 billionaires increased their wealth by $88 billion during the pandemic bolsters that claim. But Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to resist raising their taxes.

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Saratoga Hospital has designs for a new medical office complex near its main campus in Saratoga Springs. After a similar effort failed in 2016, the hospital pitched a new concept to the city’s planning board Thursday night.

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Vermont’s Town Meeting Day is Tuesday. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has this overview of the race for mayor in the state’s largest city, Burlington.

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It's nearly always fun to find out what our listeners are thinking. So let's do that!  Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line?

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This week, the Albany Common Council unanimously passed a measure designed to pave the way for free or low-cost municipal broadband service.

Holyoke Mayor and former Congressional candidate Alex Morse has been named town manager of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Morse confirmed the appointment in a tweet Thursday night.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Feb 26, 2021
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, February 26, 2021.

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Two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ira Rosen reveals the intimate, untold stories of his decades at America’s most iconic news show - 60 Minutes in his new book "Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60-Minutes."

Based on decades of access and experience, Ira Rosen takes readers behind closed doors to offer an incisive look at the show that invented TV investigative journalism.

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Authorities are still investigating the siege of the U.S. Capitol in January.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded February 24.

David Narkewicz

A western Massachusetts city now has a blueprint to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

2/26/21 RT Panel

Feb 26, 2021
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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, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

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Fracking is now permanently banned in the Delaware River watershed.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Joe Biden's decision to order air strikes in Syria Thursday, and comments on reports that the Senate Parliamentarian has barred the inclusion of a minimum wage increase in the next COVID-19 relief bill. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 26, 2021
Paul Caiano

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

Sunny today. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.  

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The Nets now have their longest winning streak since the franchise moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn. Kyrie Irving had 27 points and nine assists in the Nets' eighth consecutive win, a 129-92 dismantling of the Magic.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
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The House is expected to pass the latest COVID relief package Friday or over the weekend. The American Rescue Plan includes $350 billion in funding for state and local governments, something for which Democratic New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has been advocating for some time. If the package is passed as is, his 19th District would see more than $400 million. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne Thursday afternoon.

Saratoga County IDA Chair Rod Sutton
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Saratoga County officials are encouraging business owners to take advantage of available grant funding to assist small companies during the pandemic.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff were in damage control mode Thursday as they faced two scandals; the governor’s handling of nursing home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic and allegations that the Democrat sexually harassed a former staffer. 

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A Christian blogger and social media personality has entered the race for Albany mayor.

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The largest community in Berkshire County has outlawed all future outdoor cannabis cultivation following a city council vote this week.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 25, 2021

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, February 25, 2021.

(Airs 02/25/21 @ 3 p.m. & 02/27/21 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with E. J. MacMahon, Research Director at the Empire Center for Public Policy.

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Last June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order that required all local governments and stakeholders to review their police departments and develop a plan to improve operations.  The plan must be adopted by April 1st and filed with the state. The village of Saranac Lake is holding public hearings on its proposed Police Reform Plan as it prepares to finalize the document.

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Are looking to make some improvements around the house? Today on the show, licensed professional engineer and construction specialist Darren Tracy is ready to answer your home maintenance and repair questions.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch uploaded a video to Twitter as a mob entered the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch uploaded a video to Twitter as a mob entered the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.

Ever since rioters overtook the U.S. Capitol on January 6, WAMC News has been gathering eye-witness accounts from the lawmakers who were pinned down that day in Washington, starting in the scary minutes as the siege was unfolding and continuing for the next several weeks. This is their story.

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Democratic congressional representatives from New York and Connecticut touted the education component of the next COVID-19 funding package the House could pass this week. The package is called the American Rescue Plan, and the lawmakers say funding would help schools reopen safely.