1. Pandemic-driven house frenzy hits local towns
As New Yorkers head north, real estate booms in Orange County.
2. ‘This is my community, too’
Sabrina Jennings’ first-hand account about racism in her hometown of Warwick, N.Y. spurred countless letters to the editor.
3. An immigrant’s story
Mehrsa Baradaran went from being forced to shout ‘Death to America’ twice a day as a child in Iran to ‘I pledge allegiance’ in classrooms in Goshen. Today, she is part of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team.
4. A look into the rare purple marriage
In an era of ever-more polarized politics, these couples have found ways to live with their differences.
5. Meet the people at the front of the front lines
Often overlooked EMS workers, many of whom are unpaid and juggling full-time jobs, just want to help the community.
6. Pandemic’s silver lining: a fitter lifestyle
Some gained “the quarantine 15,” then shed “the Covid-19.
7. ‘No-win situations’: Parents stress over learning options
After receiving hybrid learning options at the eleventh hour, local parents struggle to decide whether to send their children back to school, continue remote learning at home, or some combination of the two.
8. Doctors and nurses feel alone and angry as they gear up for the next wave
Between public apathy and a stressed medical system, medical workers are left shouldering the burden of Covid-19 as cases reach new highs.
9. Getting closer to the source
To avoid crowded grocery stores, locals flock to small farms to get their food.
10. ‘I experience it way more than I should’
Local students speak out about racism in our community.