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The Problem with Landlords

There’s a vacant mobile home in my backyard. It’s heavily dented and festooned with mud and black mold and slouches precariously on stacks of cinder blocks. Just to be clear, the single-wide isn’t the problem here – I knew it was there when I rented the place. It serves as a visual and decibel barrier…

Home Prices Rose Up to 36% in the Hudson Valley Last Year

In Brief – The median sales price of a home skyrocketed in the Hudson Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report from Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress quantifies how the migration of downstate residents fleeing the contagious confines of New York City has impacted the housing market. Sullivan County saw the median sales price…

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Calls Grow to Strip Cuomo of Emergency Powers

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties published Monday, January 22, in collaboration with The River. NEW YORK STATE 7-day average positive test rate: 3.5%720 deaths past 7 days5,804 hospitalizations (1,148 in ICUs)Share of population fully vaccinated: 6.3%Share of population given 1 dose:…

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Vaccine Eligibility Expanding as Mid-Hudson Flaunts Rules on Seniors

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties published Monday, February 8, in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE 7-day average positive test rate: 4.4%1,020 deaths past 7 days7,716 hospitalizations (1,454 in ICUs)Share of population fully vaccinated: 2.8%Share of population given 1…

Counties Vaccinate Seniors, Violating Cuomo’s Plan

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Saturday, January 23 through Monday, January 25. Published in collaboration with The River. NEW YORK STATE 12,003 new cases yesterday219,538 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 5.48%173 deaths yesterday8,730 hospitalizations (1,522 in ICUs)New York State coronavirus pageNew York…

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Columbia County’s Housing Market Goes Ballistic

As COVID-19 erupted in New York City this March, its residents fled. Hundreds of thousands of city residents relocated to New Jersey, the Hamptons, Connecticut – and Columbia County. Demand for the county’s limited housing stock shot through the ceiling, leading to intense bidding wars, huge properties snatched up within hours of being listed, and…