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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Healthcare System Is Making My Patients Sicker
Why we need the New York Health Act.
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?
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?
The Anti-Vaxxers Won. This Is Pandemic Country.
The pandemic is not over. So why are we acting like it is?
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.
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.
Fatimah Found a Home. What About Her Neighbors?
Uncritical media coverage of patchwork solutions to systemic problems can blind us to more transformative action.
Reducing Harm Amid the Hudson Valley’s Opioid Crisis
A primer on understanding opioids and how to help those who are overdosing.
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.
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?
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?