Brian K. Mahoney | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

Brian K. Mahoney 
Member since Sep 24, 2012

I am the resident editorial genius, on a never-ending quest to find the best of the Hudson Valley and deliver it to our discerning readers.

Brian K. Mahoney

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Re: “Louis C.K.

The Louis CK show at Mid-Hudson Civic Center tonight is sold out. Glad I got my ticket!

Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 03/27/2013 at 12:54 PM

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Re: “On the Bus: Gary Steyngart on His Latest Novel, Lake Success

Lacombe Studio,
Our apologies. The photo was given to us by the press team with a photo credit. We have updated the photo credit online.

Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 11/26/2018 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Neko Case Croons in Poughkeepsie 9/21

Bardavon. My apologies.

Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 09/06/2018 at 1:36 PM

Re: “A Guide to Peekskill

We quote Jim Taylor, who suggests that Peekskill's revival is due to the fact that the Hispanic community "came here, fixed up houses, put their kids in the schools here, and made this community safer and stronger."
According to City Data (…) Peekskill is 40 percent Hispanic.

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Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 08/13/2018 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Make Choices, Have Reasons

Holly: My distillation of Eric's style as "elegant in its simplicity" and an "up-with-people" agenda was what I thought of as a compliment. As I noted in my original column, I believe Eric is a gifted and empathetic writer. It's true that I don't understand the inner workings of astrology anymore than I do the workings of the internal combustion engine. I just know that the engine makes the car move, as Eric made our readers move. If you take this to mean "stomping out the validity of his life's work," you're entitled to your interpretation.

As for Eric's actions that caused us to separate from him, I encourage those who wish to know more on this point to read Jesse Smith's reporting in the Kingston Times:….

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Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 08/05/2018 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Make Choices, Have Reasons

CG: You can go on defending Eric all you like. That won't change the pattern of behavior that the investigation turned up. I wish Eric well, but I don't want him associated with Chronogram. And while there were vigorous internal discussions as to how to handle this situation, I would never do anything to hurt this organization I've spent 20+ years building.

transparency?: Our investigation was internal and confidential. We severed our relationship with Eric as the result of it. Eric is neither innocent nor guilty as this is not a court of law. It's a community. Chronogram reserves the right to disassociate itself from those who we believe don't uphold our values.

Stephen Bergstein: Thank you for having the courage to use your actual name and for your sober and considered comments. To your point: "The touchstone of any fair judgment against anyone is a fair process, not rumors and second-hand allegations": We heard from many, many people, including Eric, about behavior both in the long past and more recent incidents. The decision we came to was not easy, and as I wrote, perhaps a different person might have made a different decision than I did.

Planet Waves Reader: To your note demanding that we remove my column about this: You claim to quote Jason on this:

"This was confirmed on May 20, 2018 by Chronogram founder and Luminary Publishing CEO Jason Stern, and is a matter of public record, published widely in my June 13 article "The Nature of the Beast." Jason said, "The result of a very extensive investigation was nothing -- was that the attorney said, no, there's nothing here -- extensive investigation...that was Ryan's final word.'"

This is not what Jason said. What our investigator told us, and what Jason said, was that there was nothing criminal in Eric's behavior. That's quite a different thing than "there's nothing there."

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Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 07/03/2018 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Make Choices, Have Reasons

I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and I understand your point of view. Your quote"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common well used. My partners and I decided to keep the content of the investigation confidential.

I realize this opens me up to claims that I am trumping up false charges against Eric or not allowing people to decide for themselves.

Eric is neither innocent nor guilty. Our investigation turned up behavior that I did not want Chronogram aligned with.

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Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 07/01/2018 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Where the Wilde Things Are: A Culinary Safari at Wilde Beest

Great idea! We'll do that!

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Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 06/19/2018 at 10:49 AM

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