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The cafeteria at Margaretville Central School.Photo: Lissa Harris

Food for Thought

School lunch debt is on the rise, and rural districts have it especially hard. But one program offers universal free cafeteria meals in low-income schools. Can it work here?

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The River Serves the Hudson Valley Community!

Local Stories. Democracy in action.

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Basic Income Guarantee: A Pilot in Hudson

This September, the small community on the east bank of the Hudson River is set to join several other American cities that are home to a UBI program.

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What Does It Mean to Defund the Police?

Every police reform that governments have tried has failed to address and correct what is toxic in American law-enforcement culture.

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Coronavirus Roundup: ‘Every Part of the Country Is at Risk,’ says CDC

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Wednesday, July 1.