The River

Articles By Lissa Harris

Economy Primary category in which blog post is published

Casinos: Win or Lose for the Hudson Valley?

Advocates have long hoped that Vegas-style casinos would restore some of the region’s luster. Can they succeed?

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

The Hudson Valley in a Warming World

The impacts of global warming are already being felt in the Hudson Valley. What might the future look like?

Politics Primary category in which blog post is published

New York State Gun Law: A Political Weapon

The culture clash between gun-rights defenders and gun-control advocates in Upstate New York

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Despite Rising Opioid Deaths in Rural Hudson Valley a New Treatment Approach Shows Promise.

While the Hudson Valley leads New York State in opioid deaths, it may also be leading the way in fighting the scourge of addiction through a new program adopted by the Chatham police department.

Why So Many Deer and Bears? Our Growing Wildlife Imbalance.

At the start of deer hunting season in the Hudson Valley we consider the growth of animal populations that threaten the forests, native plants, and songbirds.

Politics Primary category in which blog post is published

Hudson Valley Voters Have Spoken

The flipping of the House from Republican to Democrat, one low-key race at a time is both a local story and a national one.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Hudson Valley in the Lyme-Light

The Hudson Valley is a hot spot for Lyme disease. Is the rapidly growing epidemic a result of climate change?