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The cafeteria at Margaretville Central School.Photo: Lissa Harris

Food for Thought

School lunch debt is on the rise, and rural districts have it especially hard. But one program offers universal free cafeteria meals in low-income schools. Can it work here?

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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?