A 1940 mural by Mary Earley titled “Down-Rent War, Around 1845,” at the Delhi Post Office.Smithsonian American Art Museum

In Mask Law Reform, New York Grapples with the Weight of Protest History

The state Legislature voted last week to repeal an old law outlawing face masks that dates to the 19th-century Anti-Rent Wars. The timing is conspicuous.

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The River Serves the Hudson Valley Community!

Local Stories. Democracy in action.

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On the Ground with the Young Activists Transforming Newburgh

A photo series showcasing justice activists in one of New York’s most interesting and historic cities.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Columbia County Nursing Home Dumped Dying Residents At Hospitals

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Cuomo Accuses Schools Of Not Submitting Reopening Plans

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Saturday, August 8 through Monday, August 10.