Now in year four of a five-year study, The Tick Project aims to remove ticks from entire neighborhoods to see if a coordinated approach can reduce Lyme disease infection rates.
Every summer a Hudson Valley town or two make one of these lists. Will it lead to more crowds? Or are there so many such lists of “cool small towns” being churned out by websites that it really doesn’t matter?
Farmers’ market season has returned to the Hudson Valley. All the markets listed below will be open as of this posting, unless otherwise noted, with most ending in October and November. Many carry on with less frequent indoor markets over the winter, but we’ll leave those listings for another time.
The brown marmorated stink bug has exploded since making its way to New York State in 2007, causing millions of dollars in crop damage and making a nuisance of themselves to homeowners. A new citizen-science program in the Hudson Valley is seeking help in distributing the samurai wasp, the stink bug’s natural predator.
Wednesday, May 22: It is agents, not publishers, who read unsolicited manuscripts. Jeff Herman will discuss this and other aspects of the publishing industry at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck.
This time of year, coyotes are finding dens and birthing pups, which means they need to hunt more aggressively and are more likely to attack pets they view as competitors. Humans and large dogs are, for the most part, safe, but it’s important to take precautions to protect cats and small dogs.
Not so long ago, before we mastered wood, stone and iron, we sought refuge in caves, huts of mud and sticks, or slept under the stars. We weren’t so different from the animals. In some ways, we still aren’t.
Another day, another massive data leak. Someone with bad intentions now has access to one or more of your online accounts. You should change your password. Why not make this perennial inconvenience of modern life an opportunity for committing a few edifying lines of verse to memory?
For those who have trouble making their garden grow, a pH test could diagnose the problem.
Some local news is easy to ignore. Elected officials come and go. New laws receive spirited debate, but usually result in only minor changes. But when a dilapidated building in the center of your town is renovated or a wooded lot where generations of children played is cleared for a new luxury resort, it affects the entire community. Here, we present a roundup of pending development projects in our readership area.