Articles By Arvind Dilawar

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A Court by Any Other Name

Abolition? Consolidation? Democratic participation? The future of Rhinebeck’s village court begs questions.

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Officer Involved in Recent Killing Accused of Excessive Force in Previous Case

Involved in the shooting of Tyrell Fincher, Ricardo Rivera is also accused of nearly hitting Lakeem Thompson with a squad car, then attacking him with a canine—all for a traffic violation.

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Technical Difficulties: Public Struggles to Participate in Online Meetings

Can local governments keep proceedings open and democratic while they remain remote? In Poughkeepsie, it hasn’t been easy.

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A New Kind of Judge for Orange County

Paul Trachte hopes to not only win a seat long held by Republicans, but to build a more progressive criminal justice system.

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Black Lives Matter Rally Met With Violence in Pleasant Valley

Counterprotesters shouted ‘blue lives matter,’ racial slurs, and assaulted multiple rallygoers. The march had been coordinated with local law enforcement, which did little to intervene.

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The Contentious Struggle Over the Kingston Academy Green Monuments

Activists seeking to remove statues of enslavers and colonizers are facing racist backlash from bigots.

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Volunteer Animal Rescuers Persist Despite Pandemic

COVID-19 hasn't squashed the commitment of Hudson Valley animal-rights activists to do their work.

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Mutual Aid to the Rescue

Both new and established groups of Hudson Valley residents rise to the challenge of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 vs. the Courts

Hudson Valley residents struggle to navigate the closure of almost all local courts.