I am embarrassed to say that I think about volunteering more than I actually volunteer. Good intentions, bad execution. I seem to always have excuses, perhaps legit, but still excuses. No time, too busy. And then there is the issue of getting started. What should I do? How much time is it going to take? Will it really make a difference?
Media nationwide reported on the May 15 ceremony near the small upstate New York village of Fort Edward marking the start of General Electric's cleanup of PCBs it had dumped in the Hudson River. One speaker at the event rightly called it "a historic day for a historic river."
One of President Obama's priorities is overhauling America's health care system, whose costs continue rising at nearly seven times the rate of inflation and currently represent about 17 percent of our gross domestic product. One reason for these skyrocketing figures is that people require more and more care.
Motivated by fond memories of a canoe trip in Constitution Marsh in Cold Spring many years ago, I recently started planning a kayaking trip with some of our friends and our kids.
Back in February, I was interviewed on American Public Media's "Marketplace" to provide commentary on how environmental programs are being slashed nationwide to reduce states' huge budget deficits. The damage of such cuts can be severe.
(posted by Francesca Olivieri)
A visit to the Hudson Valley is wonderful at any time, but a trip this year promises to be even more exciting than usual.The new pedestrian park being built atop this former railroad bridge will attract tourists from around the world.Robert Rodriguez, Jr.
(Posted by Ned Sullivan)
I definitely have country-life envy. At my mother's house in Columbia County, she has a big composting barrel by her shed. I got so involved with her composting endeavors I even bought her a special white ceramic container for the sink to keep her fruit and vegetable scraps in before emptying in the barrel.