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Hudson Valley Restaurant and Bar Workers Share Their Experiences of the Pandemic

As restaurants across the Hudson Valley contend with a harsh new reality, industry workers are left in a precarious position.

Coronavirus

Death of a Newspaper

The closure of the Catskill Mountain News is the latest blow to local journalism in rural New York.

Economy

Rent Control’s First Test in the Hudson Valley

A housing vacancy study found that Kington is not eligible to opt in to the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. What do the results mean for other cities?

Economy

Will New York Small Farmers Reap the Benefits of the Federal Trade Deal?

Despite record subsidies, farm bankruptcies are spiking across the nation. But New York may be better positioned than most states for the agricultural future.

Economy

Future Shock and the Just Transition

Creating equity in the Hudson Valley.

Social Justice

The Promise of Public Banks

The only one in the US is in North Dakota, but a growing movement believes the model can create a more stable economy and fund projects like the Green New Deal.

Economy

America’s Digital Divide

From commerce and culture to social connection, almost no segment of contemporary life is untouched by the internet. In many rural communities, limited broadband access remains a barrier to 21st-century connectivity.

Education

Banking on Recovery

Land banking is a creative tool to convert abandoned and vacant properties into affordable housing.

Economy

The Hudson Valley Space Race

With the specter of gentrification looming large, the Hudson Valley is ground zero for testing models of inclusive development.

Economy

Green Gold Rush

With a crowded field of groups each pushing their agenda, comprehensive cannabis legalization in New York falters.

Politics

The Rent Is Too Damn High

New legislation allows municipalities across the state to opt in to rent stabilization laws.

Economy

New York In Prison

New York State counties ask: Do we really need a jail?

Economy

Our Aging Infrastructure: Peril and Opportunity

As a nation, we’re not doing very well at keeping our systems running. Here's why.

Politics

Gentrification-on-Hudson

Block by block, town by town, gentrification is transforming the Hudson Valley.

Economy

Our Growing Local News Desert

Local news is in crisis. Can new business models stay the damage, here and across the U.S?

Economy

No Cure for Rural?

The rural parts of the Hudson Valley are contending with problems felt in rural places all over the nation.

Economy

Are PILOTs A Race To The Bottom?

Tax deals promising jobs, like the one offered to Amazon HQ, are ubiquitous in New York State, but the net effect for communities like those in the Hudson Valley are not clear.

Economy

The Environmental Costs of Road Salt

Putting rock salt on roads to keep them clear of ice and snow has become a mainstay of road management. The trouble is: After it’s used, it doesn’t disappear.

Environment

Shrinking Schools

The problem of shrinking student enrollment ticks silently away until it becomes too urgent to ignore. Then it erupts into community outrage about tough decisions.

Education

Legalized Marijuana in New York State: The Green Gold Rush

Andrew Cuomo unveils a plan for legalizing recreational marijuana in New York State.

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