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Standing in the Cold for a Cause

About five minutes outside Hudson, NY, amongst the garish strip malls of Fairview Avenue, two women and a man stand facing the wailing traffic in a tight row. It is 45 degrees out, but the trio has dressed for the cold. They have been standing here every Wednesday morning for years, arriving in separate cars…

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Choose 1 of 2 for Greenport’s Future

Ed Nabozny and Kathy Eldridge are facing off — for a second time — Nov. 7 to decide who will lead Greenport in the coming two years. The Columbia County town of 4,000 broke away from the city of Hudson in 1837 because residents in the city’s outskirts didn’t want to pay taxes they felt…

The Beginnings of Spending $10 Million

Hudson received a $10 million grant from New York in August, one of ten cities in the state to receive funds to revitalize their downtowns and spur economic development. But now comes the complicated part — deciding exactly how this chunk of change will be spent. The grant is not a blank check. Projects must…

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Bed Races!

The first thing I saw when I arrived at the Hudson Bed Races was an ambulance conspicuously positioned at the starting line. There was another one parked ominously near the race’s finish a block away. Six teams were vying for the glory that comes with shoving a friend down a steep incline in a wheeled…

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Abandoned Zoo in the Catskills

A clump of dried weed crushed under my foot as I stepped onto the split pavement of the Catskill Game Farm’s deserted parking lot. As soon as the door clicked closed, I heard a series of conversational meows, and a cat the size of a baby panther trotted towards me from the thicket he had…

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Why I Hate Fall

So, you say you love fall, eh? Well, do me a favor. Go out and stand in it. Yes, stand in the fall. Feeling alright so far? Well, continue to stand in it for the next four-five hours. Feeling a bit…chill? Wanna go inside? I see you are now attempting to AVOID the fall. It…