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WAMC Northeast Report

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Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition are two half-hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. just before All Things Considered, and again from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. just before Marketplace.

Northeast Report features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, plus commentary, arts news and interviews, the latest weather forecast, and an afternoon business wrap-up. The program is hosted by WAMC's Associate News Director Jim Levulis. 

a vaccine poster
City of Springfield

  New coronavirus infections in Springfield, Massachusetts have risen for four consecutive weeks.

Composite image by Dave Lucas

Although the coronavirus pandemic subsided in the U.S. over the last several weeks, the rapid spread of so-called “breakthrough cases” involving the Delta variant has renewed public concerns, especially in several upstate New York counties.

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy speaks Thursday
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The City of Schenectady announced today state funding will support an ongoing initiative to upgrade high-traffic areas.

Screenshot of the Vermont Climate Council virtual meeting
WAMC screenshot

The Vermont Climate Council met this week to hear strategy recommendations from its subcommittees to implement the state’s Climate Action Plan.

Audrey Kupferberg: "Yellow Rose"

22 hours ago
Film archivist Audrey Kupferberg says a black line can be seen at the edge of film, this is the audio.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Yellow Rose, an award-winning American-Filipino film by Home Away Pictures and Civilian Studios, captures the spirit of the mid-Twentieth Century American independent film movement.  In this 2020 release, director and co-writer Diane Paragas gives viewers an in-depth look at the plight of a Filipino mother and her seventeen-year-old daughter, undocumented or illegal aliens living quietly and respectfully in a Texas town near Austin.  

Maria Lutz accepts an oversized check from Make-A-Wish CEO Bill Trigg
Dave Lucas / WAMC

Make-A-Wish Northeast New York teamed up with the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York to announce the granting of a special wish by an upstate teenager today.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast 7/29/21

22 hours ago
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for July 29, 2021.

photo of Burlington Police logo on a podium
Photo - Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Burlington, Vermont Police Commission met at City Hall on Tuesday evening. Among the topics discussed was lower staffing levels and the resulting demoralization within the police department.

Keith Strudler: Biles Deals Blow To Tokyo Games

Jul 28, 2021

The good news for NBC right now when it comes to the Olympic Games is this. It can’t get much worse. I suppose that’s not entirely true, since we could have some kind of full-on Covid outbreak in the Olympic Village or a Hurricane could barrel through Tokyo, which almost happened. But otherwise, we’re fairly close to the floor.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast 7/28/21

Jul 28, 2021
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for July 28, 2021.

the former Brookings school building
City of Springfield

    A former school in Springfield, Massachusetts that was heavily damaged in the 2011 tornado is being proposed as a local historic district.

Governor Andrew Cuomo receives the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine from Dr. Jacqueline Delmont of SOMOS Healthcare at a pop-up vaccination site in Harlem in March.
Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo will mandate that frontline workers in New York state-run hospitals be vaccinated against COVID-19. All other state workers also have to be vaccinated or be subject to weekly testing. But the Democrat stopped short of imposing new mask mandates, despite advice from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that indoor masks be required in areas where the virus is spreading, due to the more contagious Delta variant.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 28, 2021
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for July 28, 2021.

Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
Albany County / via YouTube

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations Tuesday that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Scientists cited new information about the ability of the delta COVID variant to spread among vaccinated people.

Clinton Community College President Ray DiPasquale (left) and Clarkson University President Tony Collins sign partnership agreement
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Clarkson University and Clinton Community College signed a new agreement Tuesday morning extending and expanding a partnership between the two colleges to advance engineering studies and workforce training.

Sam Fein addressed supporters Tuesday in Albany's South End neighborhood.
Dave Lucas / WAMC

Albany County Legislator Sam Fein has launched a second bid for the New York State Assembly seat held by Democrat John McDonald. He addressed supporters today in Albany's South End neighborhood.

A photo of Lake George in New York
Jim Levulis / WAMC

newly formed coalition is joining with key state lawmakers to campaign for a ballot measure to give New Yorkers a constitutional right to clean air and clean water.

We’ve almost pulled out of Afghanistan and some are already looking for the next target for our superpower – Iran? North Korea? Americans like to act tough, with fists, muscle, knives, bullets and bombs. To demonstrate our overwhelming force we need another war. Ronald Reagan got that right. We showed them in Granada!

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jul 27, 2021

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

entrance to the basketball hall of fame
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

        Dozens of venues in western Massachusetts that were forced to close last year during the COVID-19 pandemic have now received federal aid. 

Activists at the intersection of Delaware, Holland and Morton Avenues.
Dave Lucas / WAMC

Amid ongoing unrest in Cuba, rallies for change in the Caribbean nation are continuing as far away as upstate New York.

The Biden Administration’s plans to tackle the nation’s infrastructure woes and to combat climate change are among the top policy issues stuck in the U.S. Senate.  The President’s plans have passed the House of Representatives, but the razor-thin Democratic majority in the Senate makes progress slow going.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jul 26, 2021

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, July 26, 2021.

File: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Pat Bradley / WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since being questioned by the state Attorney General’s office about allegations of sexual harassment, cast doubt on the motives of the investigators, saying it’s likely that “politics” are involved.

Charles D'Amour, President and CEO of the Big Y supermarket chain announces a $1.5 million donation to the Food Bank's capital campaign. Food Bank of Western Mass. Ex Director Andrew Morehouse is on the right.
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

    Fundraising is underway to build a new hub for emergency food assistance in western Massachusetts.

Café Hollywood on Lark Street
Dave Lucas / WAMC

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan declared a State of Emergency Friday in order to shutter a city bar police say is linked to a recent spike in violence.

City councilor Jennifer Tallon (left) asks Planner Ethan Vinson about the bike plan
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Plattsburgh’s Community Development Office has drafted a three-phase plan to enhance and expand the city’s bike infrastructure. A public meeting was held Thursday night to get feedback on the draft proposal.

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: Fasting

Jul 23, 2021

With a recent religious fast on the Jewish calendar fast approaching, I was curious to find out how the modern English word, fast, came to mean simultaneously, the verb for refraining from eating and drinking as well as the adverb for speed.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jul 23, 2021

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, July 23, 2021.