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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.

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Welcome to The River Community!

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

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The Vaccine Furor

Are low vaccination rates endangering Hudson Valley communities?

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Spring, Interrupted

Millenia-old evolutionary relationships are out of sync

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The Environmental Costs of Road Salt

Putting rock salt on roads to keep them clear of ice and snow has become a mainstay of road management. The trouble is: After it’s used, it doesn’t disappear.