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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

Body Politic | September 2017

Real Fiction
Larry Beinhart catches us up on the world’s latest disasters and theorizes about the true catalyst behind the Trump presidential campaign.

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While You Were Sleeping: September 2017

Men’s fertility plummets while investment in green energy soars, and other juicy tidbits.

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While You Were Sleeping

Snorting cacao, cruise ship predators, 101-year old sprinters, and other juicy tidbits.

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Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Hole-In-One

Chronogram editor Brian K. Mahoney revisits a childhood vacation spot as an adult.

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Editor's Note: "Oh Rats!" or, Lessons from the Infestation

Editorial Director Brian K. Mahoney deals with a rat infestation at home.

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Editor's Note: The Cave of Secrets

Editor Brian Mahoney on reading novels, The Vaults of Yoh-Vohombis, and a memory of childhood.

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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.