Tenants Told to Leave After Developer Buys Properties from Former County Leader

  Former Ulster County Executive Mike Hein sold two of his properties to a Kingston developer in late December for $1.2 million. Charles Blaichman bought the five-unit Heritage Hill Apartments and the six-unit Victorian Manor Apartments, two small residential buildings in the city’s Rondout waterfront district, through a limited liability corporation (LLC) incorporated in April…

World’s Oldest Forest Discovered in Catskills

Researchers have identified the world’s oldest known forest in the eastern Catskills. The site, located outside Cairo in Greene County, is about 2 million years older than the title’s previous holder, located just miles away in Gilboa. Fossilized remains of three different species move back the date when the ancestors of modern trees developed and…

Hudson Eagles State Recreation Area

Cuomo Proposes State Park North of Hudson

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Tuesday creating a park on the Hudson River’s eastern shore, part of a set of conservation efforts in his 2021 Executive Budget. The park is billed as “New York’s first linear, water-based park” in the governor’s budget briefing. The “Hudson Eagles State Recreation Area” would consist of five boat launches with…

New Airbnbs Will Continue After Failed Vote

New Airbnbs will continue to open in Hudson after the Common Council failed to override the mayor’s veto of their nine-month moratorium on short-term rentals (STRs) in the city. Though the moratorium passed the Common Council unanimously last month before being vetoed by Mayor Rick Rector Friday, four council members changed their tune during Tuesday…