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Central Hudson Is Broken. Can New York Fix It?

Legislators are investigating. Advocates want to put utilities in public hands. People behind on their utility bills are in trouble. Regulators have a lot of power to act—if they choose to.

Economy

The Round Goby Has Reached the Hudson. Will It Keep Going?

The round goby, a prolific and destructive invasive fish, has spread from the Great Lakes all the way to the Hudson River. New York's canal operators are trying to keep it from invading Lake Champlain too. Does the plan go far enough?

Environment

A Green Firehouse for New Paltz, Despite the Odds

New Paltz's all-electric, solar-powered firehouse is one small step for a Hudson Valley community, one giant leap for New York's millions of dirty buildings.

Environment

The Donut Effect: How Remote Work Is Transforming the Hudson Valley

A sea change in how Americans work is affecting how and where they live—and putting intense new pressures on housing and communities. Can the Hudson Valley keep up?

Economy

New York Needs to Rein In Central Hudson’s Profit-Taking

A local advocate for energy reform calls for the state Public Service Commission to take action on Central Hudson, and address the failures of our investor-owned energy system.

Opinion

Can Hudson Fix Its Public Housing Playground?

Play is essential to childhood development, but the play space at Columbia County’s only public housing project is derelict.

Social Justice

We Need to Pay Attention to Violence Against Native Persons

Forge Project is leading a march to raise awareness about the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous persons.

Opinion

Federal Funds Will Be Used to Address Housing Crisis in Westchester

The funds will go toward upgrades to affordable units in southwest Yonkers, where two-thirds of residents are unable to afford the cost of living.

Economy

Our Healthcare System Is Making My Patients Sicker

Why we need the New York Health Act.

Opinion

Rob Astorino in the Widening Gyre of GOP Politics

The Reaganite Republican finds himself running for governor (again) in a party frothing about COVID, Cuomo, and critical race theory. Can he keep up?

Politics

Good to Go: The Rise of Travel Nursing

Soaring demand for nurses during the pandemic has changed the front lines of health care. Is it sustainable?

Health

The Anti-Vaxxers Won. This Is Pandemic Country.

The pandemic is not over. So why are we acting like it is?

Opinion

What’s the Fate of Health Care in New York State?

Despite public pressure, major healthcare reforms supported by progressives were excluded from the state’s budget.

Health

Climate World Fractures Over an Extension Cord to Canada

State regulators just voted to greenlight a project that will cut New York City’s power emissions in half. But local environmentalists aren’t celebrating.

Environment

Fatimah Found a Home. What About Her Neighbors?

Uncritical media coverage of patchwork solutions to systemic problems can blind us to more transformative action.

Opinion

Reducing Harm Amid the Hudson Valley’s Opioid Crisis

A primer on understanding opioids and how to help those who are overdosing.

Health

New York’s First-in-Nation Gas Ban ‘Officially Dead’—For Now

A proposal to ban fossil fuel heating in new buildings, touted by Governor Hochul, has been dropped during final budget negotiations.

Environment

The Future of Work Is Green

Climate action and the clean energy transition will bring a wave of new jobs to New York. Is the Hudson Valley workforce ready for them?

Economy

CHPE: Not the Green Energy We Want

Opinion

Hudson Valley Left Out of New York Climate Hearings

As a region, the Hudson Valley has more than its fair share of communities on the front lines of climate impact. Will their voices be heard on New York’s climate plan?

Environment
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