Dodging Baseballs While Shrieking – A Day in TOHV

I’ve had a lot of unpleasant experiences with baseball. My parents, as per 90s suburban parenting rules, signed me up for little league at a very young age, an age where motor skills and the ability to understand basic causation is still developing, and it’s unreasonable to expect any sort of logical gameplay. I was…

New Paltz Judge Resigns Amid State Disciplinary Charges

A long-time New Paltz judge resigned last week while under two disciplinary charges by the state for a conflict of interest between his judgeship and his law practice in a criminal case. Judge Jonathan Katz, who has served as a New Paltz Town Justice since 1995, signed the arrest warrant of a man for allegedly…

overlook-hotel-woodstock

The 10 Best Hikes in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

So, I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t hiked every single trail in the Hudson Valley and Catskills (I mean, there’s hundreds), but I have hiked MOST of them, writing about the best. The list below includes hikes from six counties, and all four mountain formations in the region – the Catskills, the Shawangunks,…

Hudson Considering Moratorium on AirBnbs

Hudson is weighing whether to enact a moratorium on all new short-term rentals and may permanently limit the number of these rentals an individual can operate. The two measures were discussed by the city’s Legal Committee this week, and the Committee’s chair, Alderman John Rosenthal, is in discussions with the City Attorney about writing them…

Meet the Anti-Trump Brass Band Playing a Protest Near You

Only a handful of musicians from Tin Horn Uprising were visible as I strode up the sidewalk to Kingston City Hall. The musicians greeted each other warmly and chatted while preparing their instruments on the edge of the wide lawn as the clock ticked down to the start of their latest protest. The gaggle tooted…

Friend: Gay Man Was Called “F****t” Before Beating

A gay man was called a “f****t” while leaving a store on Warren Street in Hudson Monday, which started an argument, according to the victim’s friend, eventually leading to the victim being badly beaten. The alleged assailant was arrested at about 6 p.m. Tuesday while hiding near a wooded area in Hudson and charged with…

Suspect Caught in Beating of Gay Man

Update: After much thought, I have decided to remove the video because of how it might impact the victim. A description of the video has been added. A suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly severely beating a gay man in Hudson the evening before. The suspect, who has not yet been identified by police,…

The Cost of Saving a Minnewaska Park Lake Is in

Estimates for repairing the Tillson Lake Dam came back millions of dollars lower than originally predicted, bringing saving the lake significantly closer to reality. The Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) announced plans in March 2018 to deconstruct the worn dam and de-water the lake, which is part of the Minnewaska State Park Preserve, for safety…

Chasing F@&%in’ Black Cat – A Day in TOHV

I’m sitting on my balcony a few weeks back, assembling some ingenious piece of journalism, when the sound of demons screwing shoots across the lawn and deep into my bones. I vault out of my armchair, dodge out of my room, and pound down the staircase and through the front door, a dark curse on…