Thank You to Our Members

As a nonprofit that provides quality journalism free to our community, The Highlands Current depends on its readers for support. We are grateful to the readers who have joined The Current as members and to the foundations that have supported our mission. With their endorsement of our efforts, these members and foundations have demonstrated their appreciation for the important role journalism plays in our democratic society.

Our membership program introduced at the end of last year is now the primary means of support for our newspaper and website. To become a member with your tax-deductible donation and help us continue to improve and expand our coverage of the Hudson Highlands, visit In addition to supporting quality journalism, members will receive benefits that include a sturdy tote bag, a weekly behind-the-scenes email newsletter from Editor Chip Rowe, early digital delivery of the paper and invitations to special events.

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