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Are PILOTs A Race To The Bottom?

Tax deals promising jobs, like the one offered to Amazon HQ, are ubiquitous in New York State, but the net effect for communities like those in the Hudson Valley are not clear.

Economy Primary category in which blog post is published

Welcome to The River Community!

New stories every week. Community events. Democracy in action ;)

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Water Infrastructure: A Quietly Ticking Time Bomb

Water system problems are a quiet local crisis. If we're going to ensure we have access to safe drinking water across the nation, America’s water managers will have to pick up the pace.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

The Pace of Disaster Is Accelerating. Are We Ready?

The impacts of rising sea levels and increasing climate instability may force hard choices in the years to come.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Between the Engineer and the Poet

On the Hudson Valley’s Rich Heritage of Environmental Activism