Trading a desk job for hands-on work on the Hudson; a thoroughly frightening fish; and a presidential pass-through. PLUS: Where in the Valley and On the Town

Jessica DuLong

A Hands-on Life on the Hudson

From skyscraper to wheelhouse: one woman’s new career as a Hudson River boat pilot
By: Valerie Havas



Finding Fishzilla

A frightening fish roams the Valley’s waters
By: Jessica Friedlander


Bill and Hillary Clinton

On the Town

See who’s been out on the town in November 2009


Third parties

Party Starters

Who needs a nomination? These politicians named themselves to the ballot
By: Greg Ryan


President Obama

Obama in Troy

President Obama talks tech at Troy’s Hudson Valley Community College
By: Greg Ryan


By the Numbers

By The Numbers

Here’s a look at last year’s edition of Dutchess Outreach’s Lunchbox soup kitchen, by the numbers



The Eagle Has Landed

Where In The Hudson Valley: How one avian relic winged its way from Manhattan to the Valley
By: Lindsay R. Brown


Ulster County rail trail

Walking the Walk

Good news for runners, bikers, and hikers: this Ulster County rail trail nearly doubles in size
By: Tiffany Riccio


Black Dome Press

The Write Stuff

America’s biggest bookseller honors one of America’s smallest publishers
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