The River, Spanish language loss
Alejandra Maisonet, second from right, and her family relocated to the US from Puerto Rico in 2018, but are trying to keep both cultures alive.Photo: Dynahlee Star Padilla

Reclaiming Spanish

Social pressures cause many immigrants to stop speaking their first language, losing an aspect of cultural identity in the process. Some families are trying to keep those ties alive.

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The River Serves the Hudson Valley Community!

Local Stories. Democracy in action.

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Coronavirus Updates: Hospital Ship Arrives, Apex Still Unknown

All the news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties from Monday, March 30.

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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean for Home Health Care in the Hudson Valley

A program that lets people hire and train their own home health aides is likely to change if Governor Cuomo’s budget is approved as written.