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Seasoned opens to the public October 9th
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SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury is opening a new student-run restaurant in nearby downtown Glens Falls. The eatery called “Seasoned” will open to the public on October 9th at the college’s new Culinary Arts Center on Hudson Avenue.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo does not talk a lot about what his agenda would be if voters give him a third term in November. The Democrat says his record of what he’s done in the past is more important than what he’d do in the future.

Albany police are investigating after a shooting at Club Pheonix on Central Avenue
Lucas Willard / WAMC

UPDATE 9/29/19 12:27 p.m.:

An arrest has been made related to the early morning shooting at an Albany nightclub that injured three people.

The Albany Police Department says 25-year-old Shaquille Owens was arrested following an investigation.

Owens faces charges of Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree.

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The Albany Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that occurred at a Central Avenue nightclub.

The New York State Bar Association says the FBI should investigate allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh.

Route 9 looking north near Exit 20
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Travelers in our region headed to Lake George and its many tourist attractions often find themselves snarled in traffic, just miles from their destination. Now, the busy exit off the Adirondack Northway is being studied to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for pedestrians. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports officials are looking for suggestions.

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Environmentalists are urging a New York state panel on water quality standards to meet its October 2nd deadline to set new acceptable levels of toxic chemicals in public water supplies.

From left to right: State Senator George Amedore, State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Amsterdam Mayor Mike Villa, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort
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The City of Amsterdam has won a transformative grant from New York state to make major upgrades to its downtown.

File: Governor Andrew Cuomo at Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh
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The state’s high property taxes and New York’s outmigration problem were among the issues discussed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Marc Molinaro this week, when both made separate visits to a meeting of the some of the state’s business leaders.

Supplies inside a former Code Blue Saratoga shelter
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In the latest development in a long-running dispute, a judge has halted a proposal to construct an emergency homeless shelter in Saratoga Springs after objections from neighbors.

A recently passed federal spending bill includes funding to address PFAS pollution.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a revitalization grant received by Amsterdam, New York.  The pair also discuss the settlement reached in an excessive force lawsuit against the Schenectady Police Department.

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Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed upstate weather for prompting New Yorkers to flee to other states.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the ongoing investigation into Niskayuna-based self-help group NXIVM.  The pair also discuss the death of Schenectady community activist Ralph Boyd.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the race for governor of New York.

Stephanie Miner
Karen DeWitt

Independent candidate for New York governor Stephanie Miner is keeping the heat on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Democratic Party for a mailer sent out during the party primary that accused the governor’s opponent, Cynthia Nixon, of anti-Semitism.

 Thomas Cole's desk in the Old Studio (Catskill, NY)
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany International Airport’s Art & Culture Program and the Thomas Cole National Historical Site in Catskill have partnered to present a new exhibition.

Syracuse Police Say Girl, 8, Among 5 Shot During Memorial

Sep 21, 2018
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Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, have been shot during a memorial service in upstate New York.


New York is dispatching more college students to help rebuild homes in Puerto Rico.

Police have arrested a high-ranking official with New York state's mental health agency on charges of child endangerment.

Picture of a judge's gavel

A judge will decide whether a former top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
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More talk of Governor Andrew Cuomo seeking the presidency in 2020 has been fueled by the governor’s decisive victory over a candidate from the progressive left of his party. But the Democrat still says he’s only running for a third term to lead New York.

Panelists speak at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The number of farms in Saratoga County, one of the fastest growing areas of New York, is shrinking. At the same time, farmers are looking toward new technologies and markets to adapt to a changing landscape. A new report released Wednesday provides a snapshot of the county’s agricultural economy.

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Federal authorities say Border Patrol agents have seized nearly 180 pounds (81 kilograms) of marijuana at checkpoints recently set up in New York's Adirondack Mountains.


New York is offering rebates to encourage the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a dirt bike stunt in a Schenectady, New York grocery store. The pair also discuss the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge in Schenectady.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro
Matt Ryan

The general election for New York governor is heating up, with the Republican candidate, Marc Molinaro, calling for the resignation of a former advisor to Democrat Andrew Cuomo, while the sitting governor rallied against President Trump.

The former Sherman's amusement park in Caroga Lake
Lucas Willard / WAMC

An arts organization that has brought summertime music to the former Sherman’s amusement park in the Southern Adirondack community of Caroga Lake is seeking to purchase the aging property, which is currently owned by the town.

Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Peter Martin
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The City of Saratoga Springs may soon have an advisory committee to increase communication between the police and public. The proposal by the city’s public safety commissioner comes after recent controversy over the city’s handling of a five-year-old case that led to a death. 

The Saratoga Springs 2018 Charter Review Commission (file photo)
Lucas Willard / WAMC

A commission in charge of drafting a new governing document for the City of Saratoga Springs has finished its work. Voters will decide on a new city charter in November.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the mayor of Cohoes, New York, who is facing calls to resign. The pair also discuss Albany's efforts to buy city street lights from National Grid.