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Denise VanBuren to receive Martha Washington Woman of History Award

When Denise Doring VanBuren speaks about how a restored Tower of Victory at Washington’s Headquarters could bring the same kind of tourism to the Newburgh area that the Walkway over the Hudson has…

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Douglas Brinkley to talk about FDR as a conservationist in Hyde Park

If you’ve ever visited Lake Taghkanic in Columbia County, you may have noticed the groves of stately pines, planted in orderly rows. They’re the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a work-relief…

Jupiter's second moon, Europa, remains the likeliest place for extraterrestrial life. Its warm salty oceans get replenished with amino acids from incoming comets. To see more of NASA's space tourism posters, log on to: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

Close look at a giant in the sky

This week, Jupiter stands at “opposition” (to the Sun), when it’s closest to us, and brightest and biggest of the entire year. You’ve already probably noticed it. It’s that single ultrabright “star” in…

The subadult Bullock’s oriole sighted numerous times since February 18 at a backyard feeder in Milton. (Peter Schoenberger | John Burroughs Natural History Society)

Rare bird sighting in Milton

All who wander may not be lost, but sometimes, they are seriously off-course. Take the subadult Bullock’s oriole, for example, sighted numerous times since February 18 at a backyard feeder in Milton. He’s…

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Do it for Daisy: Wilderstein needs volunteers

When Evan Quimby began volunteering as a docent at the Wilderstein Historic Site, it was kind of a retirement thing where she had some time on her hands and the desire to give…

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Gravity waves, daylight and a brilliant planet

So now we’re sure that gravity waves exist. Is this exciting? I think most physicists are sort of excited. We’ve long believed that they’re real. Even way back in college, we all trusted…

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Sole survivors: You can still get your shoes repaired in the Hudson Valley

Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, you could find a shoe-repair shop in every community, and perhaps even one in every neighborhood in a large city. A pair of shoes was…

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Learn more about the Hudson Valley’s cryptic ancient structures

One of the eerier pleasures of outdoor living in the Hudson Valley is the sudden discovery while hiking of the stone remains of some human-made structure. They may be relatively recent, post-Colonial: a…

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Large carnivores are making a comeback

Lions, tigers, wolves, wild dogs and other charismatic carnivores are often depicted as being on the brink of extinction. Dr. Joshua Ginsberg of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies paints a more complicated…

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Sign up for classes at Kingston’s Riverport Wooden Boat School

While the sloop Clearwater is currently in drydock for major repairs, the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) is gearing up to celebrate its 35th anniversary and marking another milestone: the launch in March of the long-promised Riverport Wooden…

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