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The wolf-like coyote in our backyard

The wolf-like coyote in our backyard

The cunning and adaptable coyote was deified by the Native Americans and persecuted by the U.S. government. But as other predators were killed off, the coyote thrived, mating with wolves and producing a hybrid that now roams the fields and forests of the Northeast- including the Hudson Valley.

What’s on deck at the Clearwater Festival

What’s on deck at the Clearwater Festival

Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17: More than any other established music festival, the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is directly associated with activism and the environmental movement via the imprimatur of its founder, Pete Seeger. This year’s performers include Jeff Tweedy, Rhiannon Giddens, Ani DiFranco, The Mavericks, Beth Orton and They Might Be Giants. 

Catskills Great Outdoor Expo in Kingston

Catskills Great Outdoor Expo in Kingston

Saturday, May 5: See what the Catskills have to offer. Presenters will include hiking clubs, paddling outfitters, climbing guides, skiing/mountain biking centers, gear outfitters, cultural attractions, local trail-food producers and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.