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Alejandra Maisonet, second from right, and her family relocated to the US from Puerto Rico in 2018, but are trying to keep both cultures alive.Photo: Dynahlee Star Padilla

Reclaiming Spanish

Social pressures cause many immigrants to stop speaking their first language, losing an aspect of cultural identity in the process. Some families are trying to keep those ties alive.

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Hudson Valley State Parklands May Soon Increase

Gov. Cuomo proposes adding more than 2,000 acres among other robust environmental initiatives in 2020 State of the State address.

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The Aging of the Mid-Hudson Valley

A new report shines a light on the region’s rapidly aging population, prompting questions about how to make communities more age-friendly.

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Why Is American Education Declining?

A decade after Common Core was implemented, sobering new results indicate that students aren’t faring better.