All posts by Geddy Sveikauskas

A city guy

A city guy

After years of playing second fiddle to the suburban areas around them, some — but not all — of the Hudson Valley’s urban centers are to some degree thriving again, though not by doing what they used to do.

Pauline remembered

Pauline remembered

About 250 people crowded the high-ceilinged legislative chamber of Kingston’s city hall this past Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to someone who made and listened to sound. Composer Pauline Oliveros, who died in Kingston on November 24, was a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods.

A cold March for a march

A cold March for a march

Say what you will, them resisters are a hardy breed. About 400 educators, children and supporters showed up Saturday on Kingston’s Academy Green during a wind-whipped sub-freezing afternoon to protest against the lack of state funding for New York public schools.

Walter Maxwell and the importance of community

Walter Maxwell and the importance of community

As political scientist Robert Putnam, author of the turn-of-the-21st-century classic Bowling Alone, America’s Declining Social Capital, expressed it, “If we can get more people engaged in community life in contexts that respect American pluralism, many of our other problems —to begin with, our politics — will be different.” Walter Maxwell lived that belief. Walter got it. Walter lives.