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Archive for November, 2011

What are you thankful for this year?


Thanksgiving is two days away. We’ll bring you stories of your Lower Hudson Valley friends and neighbors who’ve overcome tragedy and other tests of strength in these challenging times.

In the face of a still-struggling economy, wars, devastating storms and general dissatisfaction with American political leadership, what are you thankful for?

Let us know in a comment below or send me an e-mail at eforbes@lohud.com.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
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Editorial Spotlight: Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation


The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation has launched Choose NY Hudson Valley, an effort to help grow certain business sectors — and jobs — in the region. At 2 p.m. today, HVEDC President and CEO Mike Oates joins the Editorial Board for a discussion on jobs, the economy and the future of the Hudson Valley. To view the LIVE interview, go to LoHud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question, engage the CoverItLive feature on your screen.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
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Too big to fix: A conversation on the condition of our schools


Reporters Gary Stern and Cathey O’Donnell will lead a discussion on their special report, “Too Big to Fix,” today at noon at LoHud.com.

The analysis, which examined 456 school buildings in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, found that one in three received unsatisfactory ratings through state inspections. The cost of repairs to all 456 buildings could exceed $1 billion over the next five years.

Experts will join the conversation and readers are welcome to submit their questions and comments via our CoverItLive blogging feature.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 10:59 am |

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Welcome to the community conversation/editorial page blog for Rockland. It's your place for two-way talk with the people behind the opinions on The Journal News editorial pages and LoHud.com. Look here daily to talk back to the opinion writers, find out what's on our agenda, and steer us to the hot topics in your community. Contributing to this blog are deep-rooted Rocklanders Nancy Cutler, editorial page editor in Rockland, and Bob Baird, longtime Rockland columnist and editor, along with Ed Forbes, interactivity editor, with occasional contributions from other opinion staff.


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