WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

Northeast Report and Northeast Report - Late Edition are two half hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30PM-4:00PM just before All Things Considered, and again from 6:05PM - 6:30PM 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 Senior Correspondent Brian Shields who has been with WAMC for 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Senator Charles Schumer speaks at the Grant Cottage in Saratoga County
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The cottage where President Ulysses. S. Grant spent his final days still stands in Saratoga County. Supported by a group of volunteers and New York State Parks, the site is now getting a push for National Historic Landmark status from Senator Charles Schumer.

Earlier in June, a member of the Board of Trustees at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie resigned amid controversy over her role as prosecutor in the 1989 Central Park jogger case.

This week is the scheduled last week of the 2019 legislative session.  The session can be viewed as historic: Complete Democratic Party control of the state government has resulted in a slew of legislation passing, many of which had festered due to partisan gridlock – like narrowing the Limited Liability Company loophole that allowed real estate developers to make much bigger campaign contributions than other businesses –– and others that could dramatically alter state policies – like permanent extension of rent control.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

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Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 17, 2019.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

  New England states ranked high in the latest annual report on child well-being from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Employees of the former St. Clare's Hospital rally on the Million Dollar Staircase.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Employees of the former St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady took their fight to get their pensions back to the state capitol today.

Courtesy of Rockland County Department of Health

As of this week, New York no longer allows religious exemptions for vaccinations. Amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements.

Speaker Heastie and Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Karen DeWitt

In what supporters say is a “watershed moment,” the New York legislature Friday afternoon approved what Democratic lawmakers and tenant groups say are the strongest tenant protections in a generation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Jun 14, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, June 14, 2019.

A new report shows suicide, alcohol, and drug overdose deaths have reached near-crisis levels nationwide, and states are struggling to cope. 

Chicopee Police Dept

The largest city in western Massachusetts is looking to crack down on an all too common urban nuisance – illegally operated dirt bikes. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Community leaders from the Hudson Valley were in Newburgh Thursday, calling on the New York state legislature to pass additional voting reforms before the session ends next week.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott, who signed several high-profile gun control laws last year, has vetoed a measure that would have imposed a waiting period to purchase handguns.

Ben Downing: Never Say Never

Jun 13, 2019

The Baker administration recently announced a plan to double Massachusetts’ procurement of offshore wind. Given the mounting data about the severity climate crisis, the announcement is good news. Tapping into the potential of offshore wind is key to solving climate, especially in the Northeast. Just as important is the lesson about the scale of action needed.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Jun 13, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, June 13, 2019.

The White House, Washington D.C.
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New Yorkers are split on the Mueller Report and whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, according to a new poll.

Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read announces lead agency decision
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The city of Plattsburgh is looking to annex 224 acres of land that it owns in the adjacent town.  The effort took a step forward recently when the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation granted the city’s request to be the lead agency for the property’s environmental review.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Ulster County Legislature Tuesday night appointed an interim county comptroller. It comes after Elliott Auerbach left the position in mid-May for a job in the state comptroller’s office. And it came with strong differences of opinion.

A man stands in a sea of seated people facing a glowing screen in an elementary school gym with windows
Josh Landes / WAMC

Cheshire, Massachusetts in Berkshire County held its annual town meeting this week.

Keith Strudler: The Perils Of Winning Big

Jun 12, 2019


One of the teams in my kids’ soccer club lost a game 18-0 last week. This team competes in a fairly competitive league, or flight I suppose, where every team is called either elite or premier, which then makes the term obsolete. In this league, there is no penalty for running up the score, unlike others where teams get fined for winning by more than seven.

Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Jun 12, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather summary for Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

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     With summer approaching, multi-million dollar upgrades have been finished at two parks in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

2019 Mayor's Cup logo on a t-shirt
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The annual Mayor’s Cup Festival in Plattsburgh combines a sailing regatta with events downtown.  Organizers recently unveiled this year’s t-shirt design and announced plans for the 4th of July weekend festival.

Stephen Gottlieb: This Dishonorable Court

Jun 11, 2019

Last week we talked about ways to block appointments that could make this Court even worse. Is it worth it?

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 11, 2019

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

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The Albany County Legislature has defeated a bill that would have mandated paid sick leave.

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       Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the voice of the business community in Massachusetts to be heard in the current debate over school finance reform. 

It’s a busy month for a non-profit organization that helps Berkshire County residents learn English.

Last week, a blockbuster story ran in the New York Times: “Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics.”  The investigative report examined how the pharmaceutical industry is pushing the overuse and misuse of antibiotics on farm animals – in the case of the Times story, pigs.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 10, 2019

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 10, 2019. 

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