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WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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 6:05 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. 

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont Legislature adjourned late last Friday night until August. This week, the House Speaker and finance committee chairs discussed how federal COVID-19 recovery funds have been appropriated and what work remains.

Absentee Ballot Return Envelope
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Absentee ballot counting began today as four candidates in two Democratic primaries in the Capital Region await the final tally.

Union College President David Harris
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Colleges across the Northeast closed up dorms, moved classes online and canceled spring sports in March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Now, different campuses are coming up with different plans for the fall. Union College announced its reopening plan today, which includes on-campus living for first-year students at the private school in Schenectady. A decision on fall sports has not yet been made. College president David Harris spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

I wanted to deliver this last week but Trump’s use of the military against domestic protestors had me fear for the future of our republic and I put this off.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 30, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

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Another big event has been canceled because of the pandemic. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is adding eight more states to a travel advisory list for states with high levels of the coronavirus. Visitors from California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee will now be required to self-quarantine for two weeks.

Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce holding a package of fireworks you can purchase at the grocery store.
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Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce, fellow Democrat Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, and Albany Fire Chief Joseph Gregory announced new legislation limiting the use of fireworks in Albany County.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on June 29, 2020.

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       With the coronavirus pandemic raging in other parts of the country, officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts Monday implored people to remain vigilant about keeping social distancing, wearing face coverings and other precautions.

Blair Horner: New York Holds A Primary In A Pandemic

Jun 29, 2020

Last week, New York State held its primary elections.  What made this election unique was that it took place during the coronavirus pandemic.  As a result of a gubernatorial decree, all eligible New York voters received paperwork that allowed them to request an absentee ballot due to the possibility of infection from the virus.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 29, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 29, 2020.

The Business Council of New York state coordinated with chambers of commerce and other groups to offer a recent seminar on Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business.

Two feature films, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Emma., have some real entertainment value but suffer from a number of shortcomings.

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jun 26, 2020

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, June 26, 2020.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York is offering help to states like Texas and Arizona that are struggling with spiking COVID-19 infections. At the same time, the governor says he’s talking with airport officials and federal border control officers on how best to enforce a travel advisory that requires travelers from states with high rates of the virus to quarantine for 14 days.

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With the start of the new fiscal year just days away on July 1st, the Springfield City Council will meet Monday to consider passing a budget.

Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator David Carlucci

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley held a virtual rally Wednesday against proposed cuts to the New York state Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Providers and other participants explained how funding cuts would negatively impact their organizations and the people they serve.

Burlington City Hall
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After members and supporters of a racial justice group spent three days filibustering, the Burlington city council has begun its review of the proposed 2021 city budget.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins with Mayor Kathy Sheehan at police HQ.
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After two more gun homicides in the past 24 hours, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Police Chief Eric Hawkins called another press conference this afternoon. WAMC's Dave Lucas was at police headquarters for the update.

Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford
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Between now and April 2021, New York communities are being asked to “reinvent” their police departments, under a directive issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard asked public officials in Schenectady for their thoughts on the policy.

Keith Strudler: Taking To The Field?

Jun 25, 2020

When it comes to sports these days, or really life, perhaps the most important word is plan. Like the NBA has a plan to have teams in a quasi-bubble in Disney World to finish the season. And baseball is trying to figure out a plan for a 60-game season played across the country. But you know what they used to say. Everyone’s got a plan about how to beat Mike Tyson until they get punched in the face.

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jun 25, 2020

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Democratic Plattsburgh mayoral candidates (from left) Chris Rosenquest, Colin Read and Tenzin Dorgee
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In a three-way Democratic primary, Plattsburgh’s incumbent mayor is trailing one of his challengers before absentee ballots are tabulated.

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        A retired state judge hired by the Diocese of Springfield to investigate a claim of sexual abuse by the late Bishop Christopher Weldon issued his report today. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on June 24, 2020.

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jun 24, 2020

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, June 24, 2020. 

Mayor Gary McCarthy joins Schenectady public safety officials at a press conference Wednesday
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Schenectady is looking for a solution to the problem of persistent late-night fireworks in the Electric City.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.
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New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose mandatory quarantines for travelers from states with high rates of the coronavirus effective midnight tonight.

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Consumer advocates and environmentalists are applauding a bill New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed that prevents utility shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic and in other cases.

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