Graphic from a recent Facebook study showing areas where local news is robust enough to launch a new product aimed at news readers—and where it isn't. Source: Facebook Journalism Project

Our Growing Local News Desert

Local news is in crisis. Can new business models stay the damage, here and across the U.S?

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Welcome to The River Community!

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

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Open Water

Removing dams from the Hudson Valley's rivers.

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What Happened to the Water in New Paltz?

Residents were under a "Do Not Drink" advisory for a week earlier this month. The response to the crisis tells us New York has learned from previous local water issues.

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You Broke It, You Build It

The owner of a building that collapsed in Poughkeepsie has been sued multiple times. So why is he being approved for other development projects?