Long-Awaited Ashokan Reservoir Rail Trail Unveiled

In Brief – A rail trail stretching across the northern shore of the Ashokan Reservoir outside Kingston was opened to the public Friday. The Ashokan Rail Trail (ART) is 10-12 feet wide and laid with crushed gravel, allowing hikers and cyclists to traverse its length. It begins at Basin Road in West Hurley and ends…

Two Counties Taking Legal Action Against EPA in Hudson Cleanup Fight

In Brief­-  Ulster County is taking legal action against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), contending the Hudson River has not been sufficiently cleaned of carcinogens spewed from old General Electric (GE) plants. The county joins Dutchess County in supporting a lawsuit brought by New York against the EPA after the federal agency issued a…

Big News for The Other Hudson Valley!

It’s been two-and-a-half years since I re-started The Other Hudson Valley. I’ve seen it grow, attracting a larger readership, delving into a greater variety of issues, and becoming established as an independent local news source. And now, it’s certifiable. I’m proud to announce The Other Hudson Valley has been accepted as a member of the…

New Paltz Striking for The Future

Students at SUNY New Paltz and schoolchildren from the town’s public schools are planning to walk out of classes Friday as part of an international school strike against climate change. The strike is part of an increasing global movement started by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who began skipping her ninth-grade classes in August 2018…