The River Newsroom, John Boubaris, Chronogram
Buildings in Newburgh owned by John Boubaris. Boubaris's properties have amassed hundreds of complaints, from lack of heat to unpermitted construction, collapsed ceilings to unlawful rental of individual rooms.All photos by Roy Gumpel

A Slumlord in Newburgh

How one landlord's poor track record reflects a systemic failure.

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The Promise and Peril of Cow Power

Anaerobic digestion is an innovative process that converts waste to energy. Is it too good to be true?

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Fentanyl in the Hudson Valley

The opioid epidemic’s “Third Wave” has hit the region hard, but addiction recovery workers are seeing tentative signs of progress.

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We Paved Paradise

We tend to think of parking as a problem only when a spot can’t be found. But city planners who’ve documented the hidden costs of parking are starting to implement solutions.