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Mark C. Reynolds

Mark C. Reynolds
Reporter/Editorial Writer/Author


1977 - ‘78 Berklee College of Music, Boston, Ma.
1977 SUNY Purchase
1971 -’73 Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

1971-’72 U.S. intern U.S. House of Representatives - Rep. Hugh Carey
1973-’76 travel in U.S., Canada and Mexico
1975-’76 candle maker in N. California
1977-2000 Musician with Reynolds and Cowan on guitar, banjo and hammer dulcimer


Writing/Reporting Credits

2004 – Present: Staff Reporter/Editorial Writer for Southern Ulster Times, covering Marlborough, Lloyd, Plattekill and the Ulster Country Legislature
2001 – 2004: Columnist/Feature Writer for “In Focus Magazine,” a business magazine in the Mid-Hudson Valley, writing “Passions to Profits” column, focusing on people and the reasons for their career choice. 

Awards – New York Press Association

2013 Third Place Award for In-Depth Reporting on allegations of misconduct by a local High School Varsity Football coach. “The stories were well reported and well written, using a variety of sources. We also noted the Southern Ulster Times’ efforts to obtain information by FOIA request and its commitment to keeping the story on page 1.”
2007 First Place – to the Southern Ulster Times for coverage of education, Second Place for front page and Third Place for reporting on local government. During this time there was only one other staff reporter on the SUT who primarily covered school news.
Select writings

Southern Ulster Times
“Charter Commission Up and Running” vol. 1 no. 42
“Legislator Battle on Bellayre Resort, fund Ellenville Hospital” vol.1 no. 45
“Town Board Fails to Approve 2005 Budget” vol. 1 no. 49
“Retirement Payments Have Town board Fired Up” vol. 1 no. 53
“Double Digit Hike - County Taxes to Rise 11 Percent” vol. 1 no. 54
“Cell Tower to Be Installed on Hudson Hills Water Tower” vol. 2 no. 13
“Questions Dog Firehouse Renovation” vol. 2 no. 15
“Block Scheduling on the Chopping Block?” vol. 2 no. 15

American Heritage Magazine 50th Anniversary Issue

December 2004 Author of “Golden Anniversary,” a recounting of how three founders and a stellar cast of editors and writers transformed a small, fledgling publication in 1954 and made it America‘s most popular History magazine. The article necessitated interviews with remaining founders, art editors, writers and researching the papers of two of the founders.  

Hudson Valley Magazine

February 2003 “Raising Cain” narrates the story of how residents in the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County successfully defeated out-of-town developers wishing to build a high speed motor racetrack within their borders. I worked for more than a year to defeat the installation of the racetrack.

In Focus Magazine – Passions to Profit

Puja Thomson – Roots to Wings, spiritual healer and minister
Jonathan Conant - Trapeze School founder/teacher
Sebastian Roche - actor
Ron Osefsky - organic milk/yogurt farmer
Seth Gallagher - Irish musical pipe maker
Tom Cowan - shaman and retreat leader
Joan Combelick - midwife
Daniel Gottesman - ergonomic consultant
Laurel Masse - jazz singer (founding member of the Manhattan Transfer)
Elise Viola - movie set designer

Feature Articles 

  •  “If I Could Put Wine In A Bottle” Hudson Valley Wineries/Vintners - Bob Ransom of “Rivendell“  Mark Miller of “Benmarl”  2001
  • “Follow Your Bliss; the value of a liberal arts education” Patricia Phillips, dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts & Gerald Benjamin - dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, both of SUNY New Paltz 2001
  • “Hudson Valley Havens” Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz; Hotel Thayer, West Point, NY.; Emerson Inn & Spa, Mt. Tremper, NY. 2002
  •  “Chichester, the rise and fall….and rise again of a small town in the Catskill mountains 2003
  • “An Oily Love Affair” Ana Marie Cordeiro’s organic olive oil imported from her family farm in Portugal 2003

Coming Home Magazine

  • “Don’t Mall your Holiday Spirit” 2003