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COVID Watch: Essential, Invisible, Ineligible

Farm and Food Workers Await the Vaccine
Vulnerable farm workers and rural communities are being overlooked by New York State's Covid vaccine rollout.

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Big Idea: Women & Children First

MacKenzie Scott Donates $1M to the Ulster County YWCA
MacKenzie Scott has given $1 million to the Ulster County YWCA, the only Hudson Valley nonprofit to receive the Amazon billionaire’s largesse.

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Hudson Valley Votes Virtual Concert and Rally Brings Big Names to Kingston

Scenes from the Hudson Valley Votes concert at Hutton Brickyard that was broadcast on October 17.

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Hudson Valley Voting Guide: Where, When, and How to Vote Upstate in November

Voting in New York will be different this year. We talked to election officials from eight counties in the Hudson Valley and Catskills about the new system, possible delays from the postal service, and what they anticipated on election day. Here is everything you need to know on how, where, and when to vote in Upstate New York.

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Voting Timeline: 2020 Election At A Glance

Dates for registering and voting in New York.

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In Memoriam Elena Zang (1945-2020)

Prominent Woodstock Gallerist Elena Zang Leaves an Artful Legacy
Together with her life partner, Alan Hoffman, Elena Zang founded one of the most prominent contemporary fine art galleries in the region.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour @ MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center

Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour

Mondays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12-1:30, 1-2:30 & 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8 — Visit MANITOGA, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer,...
Newburgh Mall Carnival @ Newburgh Mall

Newburgh Mall Carnival

Thu., June 17, 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 18, 5-11 p.m., Sat., June 19, 12-11 p.m., Sun., June 20, 12-10 p.m., Mon., June 21, 5-10 p.m., Tue., June 22, 5-10 p.m., Wed., June 23, 5-10 p.m., Thu., June 24, 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 25, 5-11 p.m., Sat., June 26, 12-11 p.m. and Sun., June 27, 12-10 p.m. — Enjoy midway fun for the whole family with rides and games for...

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