By Nick Tantillo There is a laminated sign that hangs in the rear of the Convenient Deli in New Paltz. What used to read “Overnight Shift” has been scribbled out with a black marker and replaced with “Overwatch Shift,” a video game reference. Beneath the black zig-zag is a list […]

By Anthony Mitthauer-Orza Janet Yusko never would have saw her life go from a having full-time job to seeing her father pass away and returning home to care for 82-year-old mother with dementia. At age 55, Yusko finds herself caught in a bind. After holding high-level administrative jobs in Ulster […]

By Mike Timpert Eleanor Candee was lying on the floor of her housemate Erica’s bedroom in tears. She didn’t want to smell like the place anymore, that scent of coffee and microwaved bagels that clung to her clothes and never left. She didn’t want to spend her weekends consumed with […]

By Melissa Kramer In the frigid basement of a six-person house, curly-haired, 21-year-old Matt Joyce perches on his bed, fiddling with an unplugged electric guitar. The bed, with no headboard or box frame, sits on the concrete floor in the corner. The sounds of rain and wind permeate a small […]

By Alex Curci It is almost time to head home from a long day of work at the ShopRite of New Paltz. Nicole Perconti is finishing up packing out an end cap when she realizes she needs to get dinner ready for her and her mom. Unfortunately, payday is Friday […]

Students of Lisa Phillips’ fall 2015 Literature of Journalism class were asked to interview everyday working people about their jobs, and frame the first-person commentaries in the style of Studs Terkel’s book “Working, People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.” Subjects […]

The Partnership for Educational Justice launched a new social media campaign in January 2015 intended to highlight issues they see in New York’s “failed” teacher tenure process and policies. The campaign is disseminating stories of failed teaching practices and the lack of consequences implemented from those practices. It is being […]

The Little Rebellion’s 2014 midterm election coverage including races in the home-districts of TLR writers and contributions from The Legislative Gazette   Cuomo Defends His Place as Governor. Odd Race, Predictable Ending for District 52. Avella Remains 11th District Senator. Former Navy Reservist Clinches Senate Seat in 3rd District. Cahill […]

Sean Maloney claimed victory against opponent Nan Hayworth on Nov. 4 in the election for Congressional District 18, but Hayworth said it’s “too close to call.” With 84,415 votes, incumbent congressman Maloney gained support of 50 percent of the voters as Hayworth trailed behind with 81,625 votes, or a 48 percent following, […]

By: Emily DeFranco Rep. Paul Tonko will enter his fourth term as representative of New York’s 20th Congressional District defeating Jim Fischer in the 2014 midterm election. Tonko, D-Amsterdam, received 118,993 votes winning him 61 percent of the district’s votes while Fischer received 75,491 votes, putting him at 39 percent, […]