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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

News Headlines You May Have Missed from November 2017

Food photo overload, New Delhi smog, trickle-down tax reform, and other juicy news tidbits from the month of November 2017.

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New York's Constitutional Convention Debate

The 20-Year Question
Hillary Harvey explores the 20-year question of whether or not New York should hold a convention to revise and amend its state Constitution.

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News Headlines You May Have Missed from October 2017

The death of an overworked salesman, bird-drone faceoffs, KFC in Ghana, and other juicy tidbits from the October 2017 news cycle.

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Editor's Note

The Women Are Smarter

December 2017 Editor's Note
Editor Brian K. Mahoney reflects on the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations.

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A Painting (Untitled)

Brian K. Mahoney attempts to approach writing like painting.

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Editor's Note: Google Me

A Labor Day adventure, a capsized friend, and the remarkable Steve Fisher.

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Ohhhh Sh*t! The Irony of the Regulation Conversation

Larry Beinhart's Body Politic
Larry Beinhart examines Rand Paul’s recent assault by a neighbor in light of the national battle over regulations.

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The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Alternatives

Larry Beinhart's Body Politic
Larry Beinhart discusses the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal and examines the alternative options.

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Hudson Valley Events

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Free Buddhist Meditation @ Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery

Free Buddhist Meditation

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31 — Teachings on basic meditation instructions taught by Buddhist monks. Appropriate for beginners...
The Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Craft Small Gift Show @ Howland Cultural Center

The Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Craft Small Gift Show

Dec. 5-23 — With highly curated artist and artisans, makers in order to truly offer...

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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.