News & Politics

Chronogram publishes sections covering local, national, and environmental news, including columns from Larry Beinhart, Brian Mahoney, and Jason Stern. From the Hudson Valley and beyond, check out our take on news and politics.

General News & Politics

While You Were Sleeping

The gist of what you may have missed
Teenagers move toward e-cigarettes, Four automakers knew Takata airbags were dangerous, Representative Steve King is in hot water after retweet, and we think we are nicer than we actually are, etc.

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Larry Beinhart's Body Politic: Dumb, Deceptive, and Destructive. And Dumb.

Larry Beinhart discusses Donald Trump's move to cut funds for Meals on Wheels.

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While You Were Sleeping

The gist of what you may have missed
The return of the wolly mammoth, Volkswagen becomes bestselling automaker, Dutch government chooses paper ballots, House vote to repeal Obama decision and UPS delivery vans.

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Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Lions & Lambs

Brian Mahoney reflects on events that occurred during the month of March.

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Editor's Note: Welcome to NoPo

Brian Mahoney reflects on moving to Kingston with his wife and the area in which they have planted roots, NoPo.

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Editor's Note: An Inauguration Memory

Brian Mahoney reflects on childhood memories of Ronald Reagan's Inauguration.

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Environment

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

On March 13, Kennedy will give a speech at SUNY New Paltz Lecture Hall.

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National

The Women's March on Washington: Resistance is Fertile

Garay recaps DC's Women March and provides personal accounts from women who were in attendance.

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National News & Politics

Despite being a local publication, Chronogram has four features addressing issues of national importance. In Chronogram’s While You Were Sleeping section, we recap national and international news stories that may have passed you by, focusing on the weird and wacky. Every month we also feature columns from Chronogram publisher Jason Stern, editor Brian Mahoney, and Body Politic columnist Larry Beinhart. Beinhart focuses on hard news, routinely writing left-leaning opinion pieces on the top stories of the month. Mahoney touches on similar issues in his Editor’s Note columns, frequently tying current events to literature and the arts. Stern’s column addresses more philosophical issues, asking questions like, “Does power corrupt?” and “What does it mean to lead a successful life?”

Local News & Politics

Chronogram features extensive coverage of the Hudson Valley’s local news, focusing on the people, stories, and events shaping politics in our area. The Community Notebook section includes event descriptions, investigative pieces, and Local Luminary features. Local Luminary stories contain interviews with major figures in our community, including educators, politicians, and those in the arts.

Environmental Issues

Chronogram has several sections detailing issues involving the Hudson Valley’s ecology. Being at the very center of our valley, the Hudson River has naturally also been the center of our area’s environmental movement. Led by Pete Seeger and the Clearwater organization, there has been great progress in cleaning the river once, and too often still, considered a garbage dump. The debate over whether New York should practice hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has also been a top environmental concern over recent year. As governor Cuomo continues to decide on whether to allow the practice, a recurring segment, Frack Watch, monitors the debate.