All posts by Susan Farkas

Ravensbeard Wildlife Center will get a new home

Ravensbeard Wildlife Center will get a new home

At the age of 40, Kalish was commuting into Manhattan when she decided corporate life wasn’t for her. She spent the next few years raising her two sons by the Hudson River, enjoying nature, watching birds migrate. When her kids left home, she found another fulfilling mission: rescuing broken and abandoned birds, helping them heal and, then, thrilling to the moment when they could fly away.

Progress of long anticipated Williams Lake project grinds on

Progress of long anticipated Williams Lake project grinds on

With three lakes and miles of trails — ideal for summer hiking and biking as well as cross-country skiing — Hudson River Valley Resorts saw a magnet for monied New Yorkers, less than two hours from Manhattan. The company would tear down the shabby, 1950s-era lodgings, put up a grand new hotel and spa and surround them with townhouses and private homes. Unfortunately for locals, a beach club was not in their plans — at least not for the foreseeable future.

Kingston LGBTQ Community Center faces criticism from Newburgh coalition

Kingston LGBTQ Community Center faces criticism from Newburgh coalition

For more than a year, the LGBTQ Community Center of Hudson Valley in Kingston has been facing a barrage of criticism for alleged “racist, oppressive, and imperialistic behavior” from a coalition of LGBTQ+, Black rights and social justice groups centered in Newburgh. The Center has undertaken various reforms, held “listening town halls’’ and even apologized — but the call for accountability continues unabated.