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View Poll Results: How should we structure proposed sub-forums for Dutchess, Putnam, and Orange counties?
Separate sub-forums for each of these counties 0 0%
Dutchess and Orange counties in one sub-forum, Putnam County in another 2 28.57%
Dutchess and Putnam counties in one sub-forum, Orange County in another 3 42.86%
No new sub-forums for these counties 2 28.57%
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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We are considering adding sub-forums for Dutchess, Putnam, and Orange counties. Please vote to help us decide how to structure them. This poll will be open for four days.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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How about a Hudson Valley Region Forum?
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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How about a Hudson Valley Region Forum?
I agree or look at the metro area(s) for that area. I believe that Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Middletown is a metro area now and actually has about as many, if not more people than the Syracuse metro now. I'm not sure if Ulster County(Kingston) is included in that area, but it can be included in a Hudson Valley forum. Many people ask about New Paltz, Saugerties, Kingston and Woodstock, which are all in that county. Orange County, I believe is the fastest growing county in NY State, by the way. So, that part of the state is due for a forum.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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I think a sub-forum for the whole Hudson Valley might be too large and it could be argued that it should cover existing sub-forums such as Westchester and Albany, making it not well defined. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area is defined to include Dutchess and Orange Counties only.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Also, for high school sports Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties are in the same Section and Dutchess and Putnam counties are in the same Section as Rockland and Westchester counties.

You could just add Ulster County/Kingston area to the Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Middletown metro area too.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Default Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Sub Forum

I agree I think it's time for a sub forum for the Hudson Valley region, however I propose that the three counties west of the Hudson River: Orange County, Ulster and Sullivan be grouped together rather than Orange, Putnam and Dutchess Counties

Many people who live in Sullivan County work in Orange or Ulster County and shop at malls in Middletown. Also, the concerns about e natural gas drilling in the NYC watershed are environmental issues which greatly impact Ulster and Sullivan.

Dutchess County is more upscale and more similar to Westchester and Rockland in terms of lifestyle and socio-economic demographics.

Whatever you do decide, I'm glad that you are considering creating another sub forum for the Hudson Valley/Catskill region.

Galee
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I think a sub-forum for the whole Hudson Valley might be too large and it could be argued that it should cover existing sub-forums such as Westchester and Albany, making it not well defined. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area is defined to include Dutchess and Orange Counties only.
Are there really that many topics for all these areas? One would think it would be = to the NYC forum at most.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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If a subforum is to be created, I think the Hudson River is the dividing line. I think grouping Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster together to would coincide with the the broad way many of the residents of the area think of the region.

New York is a massive state. I, for one, would like to be able to focus on postings related to Orange and Rockland instead of seeing questions of my region mixed in with inquiries about Rochester, Binghamton, etc.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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I think Orange & Rockland together would make sense. Westchester is too different from the west side of the hudson.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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I would combine the mentioned counties with Westchester. People interested in these counties have more in common than what separates them. The biggest difference between Rockland and northern Westchester is that you must cross a bridge to get to NYC and the term 'Westchester/Rockland' is a longstanding geographic designator in southern New York as is 'Westchester/Putnam', So I say lump them all together. As it is, the Westchester forum gets little traffic.

"Lower Hudson" would be a good name for the sub-forum.
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