Rob Gavin, 41, from Staten Island, N.Y., has worked at the Albany Times Union since 2005. Gavin covers courts and legal affairs. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1994, majoring in journalism. Gavin worked for the Staten Island Advance for eight years, and covered police for three years. At […]

Roberto Cruz, 23, has worked at the Poughkeepsie Journal since December 2012 after completing an internship at the Legislative Gazette in Albany. He is a general assignment reporter. In the several months since graduating, Cruz has covered a recent hostage situation in Poughkeepsie and an enterprise story about the flu. […]

Sirens shattered the silence on Warren Street. Tom Casey, the Hudson Register-Star’s rookie reporter, scanned the street from his seat at The Cascades, a café two blocks up from the paper’s Hudson newsroom. “Oh shit,” he said. “I have to call County 911.” Casey called two more numbers, searching for […]

Inquiring Minds, a local discount bookstore located off Church Street, hosted a poetry reading on Friday, Feb. 4.  The event featured the works of SUNY New Paltz professors Frank Boyer and Howard Good.  Due to anticipated inclement weather, poet Barbara Blatner postponed her participation in the event. “I didn’t want to […]