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 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.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Much Ado About Droplets and Aerosols

All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Friday, September 19 through Monday, September 21.