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From left to right: the Albany Business Review's Mike Demasi, Peter Hoffman, Sonny Bonacio, Dawn Davidson, and Mark Levack
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A forum this morning explored development in Glens Falls. The small city in Warren County has seen a surge of new construction in the last few years.

The New York state inspector general’s office has released a report saying Robert Freeman, the former longtime head of the state’s Committee on Open Government, sexually harassed multiple women over many years and abused his position. 

The raise the age law went into effect Wednesday. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to prevent addictive cigarette and vaping products from getting to young people.
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Just as New York raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18, a local Albany County law that would have banned flavored tobacco sales was defeated.

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and, about plans to develop housing for artists in downtown Oneonta, New York. 

Some members of a commission that’s creating the rules for a public campaign finance system for elected offices in New York state are concerned the plans being developed are too favorable to incumbent politicians.

Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would consolidate New York trial courts by amending the state constitution.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about the new smoking age in New York, and reports that Gloversville has been passed over for state grant money for the fourth straight year. 

Longtime New York Congressman Peter King of Long Island has announced he is not running for re-election next year.

Yasmine Syed
Syed for Supervisor

Niskayuna residents have elected town supervisor Yasmine Syed to a second term.

Orange County DA David Hoovler, head of NY’s DA's Association, at a news conference at the State Capitol on November 7
Karen DeWitt

A new law that takes effect in New York in January will give people accused of crimes more tools to mount a defense in court. But the state’s district attorneys say changes to what’s known as the discovery laws will be costly and hard to implement.  

The former supervisor of Prattsville, New York has been charged with fraud relating to grants the Greene County town received in the wake of Hurricane Irene. 

Carolina Eyck plays the theremin
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Leon Theremin’s strange electronic musical instrument that leant its otherworldly sound to cheesy horror movie soundtracks and was emulated on The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” is about to mark its 100th birthday. To celebrate, the Albany Symphony on Saturday will perform a work that showcases the theremin.

The New York State Department of Health will continue a discussion of regional cancer screenings tonight in Queensbury.

Vince DeSantis was sworn in as Gloversville mayor in January 2019
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The acting mayor of Gloversville will serve the remainder of the former mayor’s four-year term after winning Tuesday’s election.

Challenger Michael Cinquanti defeated first-term Mayor Michael Villa

Voters in Amsterdam have ousted the incumbent mayor for the second straight election.

Democratic Mayor Meg Kelly, Republican Public Safety Commissioner-elect Robin Dalton, Democratic Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan, and Republican Public Works Commissioner "Skip" Scirocco hold up their arms in victory on Election Night 2019
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A bipartisan group of city candidates claimed victory Tuesday night in Saratoga Springs.

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Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly easily won a second term last night.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette for a recap of Tuesday's unofficial election results in Schenectady County, Saratoga Springs, and Amsterdam, New York. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

If you’ve voted in New York state, you may have been able to vote for the same candidate on multiple ballot lines. But it could be the last election with so-called fusion voting in New York.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about Election Day and some of the top races taking place in the Capital Region. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Nov 4, 2019
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy


WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about the turnout for early voting in New York, and some of the top races to watch on Election Day.

Lake George
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Researchers have been studying Lake George for decades and a new report takes a look at 37 years of work.

New York state Capitol
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released long awaited regulations on CBD this week that provides more federal regulation of the growing of hemp plants, where CBD comes from. Meanwhile, in New York, a bill that would regulate the hemp extract, is in limbo. The state legislature has approved it, but Governor Andrew Cuomo hasn’t acted on it yet. 

Democrats in Saratoga Springs are attempting to take back the only Republican seat on the five-member city council on Election Day.

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Nov 1, 2019
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about reports that President Trump is changing his primary residence from New York to Florida. 

Saratoga County Board of Supervisors (file photo)
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It’s a three-way race for two open county supervisor seats in Saratoga Springs. Republicans are seeking to take back a position currently held by a Democrat. But lately, the contest between two of the candidates has focused on a priority issue: homelessness.

Compound Microscope
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A New York state research scientist has admitted taking payments from a technology supplier while steering federal grant money to the company.

The door to the Troy mayor's office
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Democratic Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, independent candidate Rodney Wiltshire, and Republican Tom Reale met Wednesday night for a televised debate on Spectrum News.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the House vote expected to formalize the impeachment inquiry today, and reports that former National Security Advisor John Bolton has been summoned to testify next week.

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and, about reports that Otsego County may create a county manager position.