Paul Trachte wants to bring progressive ideas to Orange County Court.Gilles Uzan

A New Kind of Judge for Orange County

Paul Trachte hopes to not only win a seat long held by Republicans, but to build a more progressive criminal justice system.

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The River Serves the Hudson Valley Community!

Local Stories. Democracy in action.

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Technical Difficulties: Public Struggles to Participate in Online Meetings

Can local governments keep proceedings open and democratic while they remain remote? In Poughkeepsie, it hasn’t been easy.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Federal Aid to New York Is Probably Not Coming

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23.

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‘Show the Connection Between Our Environment and Our Lives’: A Q&A with Michelle Hinchey

The Democratic state senate candidate for the 46th district discusses our interconnected crises, environmental policy fixes, and her father’s legacy.