Paula Young hosts “Public House” – intimate conversations with people making a difference in the Hudson Valley.
Paula’s Public House in Poughkeepsie opened in October 2016 on the site of the well-known Mulligan’s Irish House in the Red Oaks Mill section of town. It’s proprietor, Paula Young, has completely re-imagined the old, dark Irish pub into a bright, homey, comfortable pub and bar with a “food is love”-conceived menu.
Paula’s Public House is also the setting for “Public House”, a series of intimate conversations with people making a difference in the Hudson Valley. This segment was recorded in front of the restaurant’s beautiful stone fireplace.
Paula’s guest is Hudson Valley resident John Penney, the Opinion Engagement Editor for the Poughkeepsie Journal.
John has been the Opinion Engagement Editor since November 1999. He writes editorials on behalf of the Journal Editorial Board and oversees the publication of all opinion content, both online and in print. He conducts interviews with newsmakers and appears at many community-related events on behalf of the Journal.
An avid hiker and biker, John has lived in the Village of New Paltz and City of Poughkeepsie and now resides in the Village of Rhinebeck with his wife, Dugan Radwin, a former content editor at the Poughkeepsie Journal.