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Olivia Abel

  • People to Watch 2012: James Gagliano, Orange County FBI Agent, Newburgh, NY

    Meet Newburgh FBI Agent James Gagliano, one of our people to watch in 2012
  • 9 People to Watch in the Hudson Valley in 2012

    Some of them have made headlines; most you’ve probably never heard of. But these Valley residents — with professions ranging from artists and musicians to environmentalists and business leaders — seem poised to achieve great things in the new year
  • Best Of Hudson Valley 2011

    It’s the silver anniversary of our annual guide to the Hudson Valley’s greatest assets, as chosen by our readers (and editors — we couldn’t resist). Here are the hottest dining spots, the most prized places to get pampered, the coolest activities for kids — as well as new and noteworthy people, places, and things throughout the Valley
  • Summer Fun in the Hudson Valley 2011

    Summer’s almost here, so whether you’re looking for the thrill of high-speed racing or to chill on a relaxing river cruise; to let the kids splish and splash at a local water park or to lose yourself in thought at an outdoor sculpture park; the Valley is chock full of ways to celebrate the season
  • Chatting with Tobias Wolff

    The award-winning author lectures in New Paltz this month
  • Editor’s Note

    Of Bistros and Birthdays   I tend to ignore my birthday. Presents don’t excite me that much (although I will graciously accept if any of you feel compelled to buy me the latest Mustang convertible). And while I know that aging is inevitable, I see little reason to indulge in a whole lot of hoopla […]
  • Editor’s Note 2

    When I was 12 I told my mother that I wanted to go to a Catholic high school. “Don’t be silly dear, we’re not Catholic,” she replied as casually as if I had announced that I was flying to the moon. To her it was sheer lunacy: besides the fact that we were Protestant (alright, […]
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