Dutchess County Family Court Judge Candidate Saunders Speaks

Fresh off a decisive victory, Democratic nominee for Dutchess County Family Court Judge Rachel Saunders reflects on her journey. Saunders secured the Working Families Party ballot line for the November general election in a surprise move. She beat incumbent Denise Watson, the county family court judge since 2011, in a narrow 76-74 vote. The twoContinue reading “Dutchess County Family Court Judge Candidate Saunders Speaks”

Breaking Families: The Story of Kyra’s Law

Kyra Franchetti died in July 2016 at only 28 months old. Her death was the result of a court-sanctioned unsupervised visit with her biological father. This led her mom Jacqueline to start The Kyra Franchetti Foundation, which brings awareness to how New York’s family court system often fails in handling family violence claims. “I missContinue reading “Breaking Families: The Story of Kyra’s Law”

Marist It’s On Us President Discusses Title IX Reform Fight

Amidst ongoing controversy over how Marist College handles abuse claims on campus, the college’s It’s On Us chapter president Grace Leavitt shared how her group is fighting for greater transparency and accountability. The Poughkeepsie Journal recently covered the uproar over Marist’s handling of an abuse allegation from sophomore Jahira Magnus. This follows a Change.org petitionContinue reading “Marist It’s On Us President Discusses Title IX Reform Fight”

Vigil for Crime Victims Reflects Unsettling Times

As the Orange County Crime Victims Vigil will be held on Tuesday, April 20 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh, NY, Crime Victims Assistance Program head Cathy Fox shares her thoughts on the rise in crime rates nationwide during the pandemic. “I don’t really think there’s one thing you can attribute it to,” sheContinue reading “Vigil for Crime Victims Reflects Unsettling Times”

Marist It’s on Us President Comments on Campus Allegations

After an abuse allegation emerged at Marist College that has rocked campus by storm, the college’s sexual violence prevention club president has weighed in. A Change.org petition was established last week after allegations of abuse against a student named Amy Rendon emerged. The petition seeks to remove a male student from campus who was accusedContinue reading “Marist It’s on Us President Comments on Campus Allegations”