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Hudson Valley Funeral Homes and Cemeteries Try to Adapt to the New Normal

How COVID-19 is affecting the death care industry and how we grieve
Funeral homes and cemeteries in the Hudson have been hit hard by the pandemic as more and more victims are sent up state from New York City to be buried or cremated. Strict guidelines involving funerals and ceremonies has also had its impact on people who have lost loved ones to the virus.


Hudson Valley College Town Economies Struggle to Adapt During Students’ Absence

Hudson Valley college towns are reeling without students' spending power since the advent of distance learning. As they struggle to rely on local residents, counties await Governor Andrew Cuomo's directives to slowly reopen their economies and save struggling small businesses.


Resilience: Ulster County Pays Local Restaurants to Provide Meals for Those in Need

Project Resilience is a community fund and local food distribution effort to assist residents as well as give support to local businesses impacted by COVID-19. What started with a dozen restaurants now boasts a roster of almost 130 local businesses providing meals to their communities. Ulster residents requesting assistance are given three meals a week for as long as they need meal assistance during the pandemic.


Hudson Valley Food Pantries Feed Growing Need

Demand for Food Assistance Programs Continues to Rise as COVID-19 Tightens its Stronghold on America
Food banks across the country are experiencing an unprecedented surge in those seeking food assistance amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. With a skyrocketing demand for food assistance, food banks operating with limited staff, budget, and resources have had to scramble to continue to serve their communities.


HV Jails, Correctional Facilities Implement COVID-19 Plans Amid Growing Concerns for Inmates

Public officials across the country have stressed the importance of social distancing and hygiene to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is nearly impossible for inmates in jails, prisons, and correctional facilities who are the mercy of how correctional officials decide to protect them against the virus. Read what Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Westchester Count Jails and state-run correctional facilities' action plans for the pandemic.


SUNY New Paltz Uses 3D Printers to Produce Face Shields for Medical Workers

HVAMC Pitches in to Aid in the Production of PPE
SUNY New Paltz’s HVAMC becomes the latest to aid in the production of supplies for medical professionals on the front lines battling the coronavirus.


COVID-19 and its Effect on Upcoming New York State Elections

As the virus continues to disrupt daily life in New York and across the globe, uncertainty forces lawmakers to come up with an alternative voting plan for upcoming elections in April, June, and possibly November.


Coronavirus: A Nearly Perfect Weapon Against Local Media

The coronavirus is the biggest story many publications will ever cover. And for many local publications, it may also be the last.


How the US-China Trade War Affected Hudson Valley Farmers

Farmers in New York were better positioned than many farmers elsewhere in the country after President Trump’s tariffs on China.
We take a look at how the months-long trade standoff between the US and China has affected and will continue to affect small farms in upstate New York.


How the Hudson Valley Is Fighting to Protect its Immigrants

There are at least 100,000 immigrants in the Hudson Valley already. Here’s how some Americans are choosing to help them.


Examining the Economic Cost of Immigrant Crackdowns in the Hudson Valley

What do the recent attacks on immigration mean for the Hudson Valley population, tax base and local economy?


Ukraine in the Membrane

Arts Editor Peter Aaron Recalls His Band The Chrome Cranks's Trip to Post-Soviet Ukraine
Arts editor Peter Aaron reminisces about the time his punk-blues band, the Chrome Cranks, traveled east to perform in a freshly post-Soviet Ukraine.


Malcolm Nance Gets Ready to Drop The Plot to Betray America

On November 12, counterterrorist and intelligence specialist Malcolm Nance will release his latest book, The Plot to Betray America, detailing evidence he's gathered on the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia. Ahead of the release, he speaks at Helsinki Hudson on 11/10.


A Helping Hand: The Champions of Immigrant Advocacy in the Hudson Valley

Amidst a fraught reality of immigrant detention, deportation, and political bullying, several community leaders in the Hudson Valley are fighting back against federal policies targeting immigrants.


Infamous Hudson Valley Murders for Local True Crime Buffs

Despite the many incredible writers out there that spin fictional tales of horror (Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, or Peter Straub, anyone?), sometimes real stories of crime and murder are just as—if not more—terrifying. These true-life murders happened right here in the Hudson Valley, and they’re sure to have you looking over your shoulder and locking your doors.



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