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Daily Freeman Life Editor Ivan Lajara talks about journalism, living in the Hudson Valley, language, the Web, cats and even politics. But he shouldn't.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Livestreaming in 360°

It begins (crudely, but hey)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton at Mohonk Mountain House

If only there was a news organization that could over-analyze this.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ulster County Comptroller vs. Executive lawsuit highlights

The Ulster County Comptroller sued the executive in a bid to stop county budget from taking effect. (SPOILER ALERT: A judge said nope).

The full suit is embedded with the story, it's more than 90 pages and with more than a hundred accompanying documents, which you can see here.
We also used Documentcloud in this instance because it makes the text in the PDF file searchable, and we can also annotate parts of it that are mentioned in the story.

Thus,

You can click on the tabs so you can navigate the full document. Here is a note I added, which is mentioned in the story.
Here's another one:

What else are you seeing?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Greenkill Avenue bridge, before and after



Here's a couple of 360° images of the Greenkill Ave. Bridge over Broadway in Kingston.

The first one, at night, is when they were working on the beams, from Monday night. The drivable part of the bridge was already gone.




This next one is from almost the same spot (the sidewalk was closed so I couldn't get to the precise location, but close enough). It is from this morning.




Big difference!



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lights. Lights everywhere.

The Senate House State Historic Site on Fair Street in Uptown Kingston is hosting its Festival of Lights and Snowflake Festival on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. which is also a good reminder that the Freeman is seeking submissions for its annual Holiday Lights tour. We always try to add a few surprises and Easter Eggs to the map, and submissions are starting to come in. Submit!

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