Their fate was sealed. Or was it?

Eminent domain is usually the end of the story for most towns. Not this time. As this hamlet celebrates its 125th anniversary, here’s a tale of resourcefulness and survival in the face of catastrophe. https://hudsonvalley.town.news/g/white-plains-ny/n/79723/how-town-wouldnt-drown-survived-nyc-takeover

Nyack, New Rochelle, and the song about ‘Day the Music Died’

Fifty years ago, American Pie reached No. 1 on Billboard’s charts. Here’s some backstory on the making of a record that was born here in the Hudson Valley.

Braking the post-holiday cycle

Here are some steps – literally – to take to break out of the post-holiday torpor.

Are Bike Paths the Road to the Future?

“I think in this country, cars still win. It’s very hard to change a mindset. … We’re socialized into where cars and trucks come first, and all the rest of that is like litter on the side of the road.”

Quiet backroad with a twisted backstory

Here’s a tour of one of my favorite cycling roads, part of a hilly loop I often ride from home. Inningwood starts with a tough climb but it’s worth it for the scenery along with way.

Drivers: Can you give us 3 feet?

‘ve been buzzed, berated, beeped and barked at by passing motorists (and their dogs). Told to get the *%&@ up onto the sidewalk or the bike path. I don’t carry a tape measure with me when I ride, and yeah, I know everybody’s driving SUVs named after huge ships and mountains. But passing a 3-foot passing distance law – and actually enforcing it – definitely gets the point across: Share. The. Road. New York’s latest effort to follow the lead of 35 other states is mired in Albany politics, as usual. How many more years will it take to make this happen?