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Poughkeepsie’s Wheaton Park Should Be Returned to the People

A proposed housing development would only serve upscale commuters, and destroy the historic park’s soul. There is a better alternative.

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Why You Should Be Worried About Coffee Farmers As a Coffee Drinker

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Keep Live Animals Out of Easter

The holiday shouldn’t be marred by bunnies, chicks, and other animals who are soon forgotten.

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‘Swept Downstream’: On a Year of Education During the Pandemic

We all came together around shared experiences early on, but the reality of remote learning—and the isolation, technical difficulties, and frustrations it brings—has made high school much harder.

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How to Address the Affordable Housing Crisis Without Building More

A combination of short-term rental regulations, property tax credits, and zoning changes can stabilize the housing market in a sustainable way.

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Why Is Sending Care Packages to Prisons So Hard?

The incarcerated have been more isolated than ever over the past year, but arbitrary DOCCS rules make it difficult to provide care from the outside. It’s up to the public to push back on the powerful carceral system.

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New York’s Nursing Home Crisis and the Future of Home Care

As the state’s population ages, home care work is in high demand. A new law would guarantee a living wage for care workers.

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A Shot in the Dark: New York’s Bungled Vaccine Rollout

Vaccines are our best hope for a collective return to a less brutal world. But right now, in many local communities, hope is very much in the dark.

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Seeing Poughkeepsie Differently Thanks to Census Work

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The Undeserved Myth of Andrew Cuomo, Pandemic Hero

The governor’s factual, steady communication was a welcome alternative to Trump. But the praise he received has obscured structural problems and missteps.

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Rapid Tests Offer Promise to Adult Care Facilities—If Made Accessible and Affordable

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Food Insecurity Won’t End When the Pandemic Does

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What Back-to-School Means to a Girl Who Isn’t Going Back to School

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Opinion: Deadly Danskammer Plans

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Opinion: Why Abolish the Police? Because We Can Replace Them

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Opinion: Defending Your Neighborhood From Nazis and White Supremacists Without Calling the Cops

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Opinion: The Digital Divide Is Worsening Under COVID-19

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Opinion: The Rhinebeck Post Office Mural Is an Ode to White Mastery

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