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…

Sam Pratt: Dem Elections Commissioner Out After Vote

Virginia Martin will no longer be the Columbia County democratic elections commissioner after her reappointment was voted down by both Democrats and Republicans on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors last night. The vote follows November’s elections, which were marked by confusion and repeated delays in posting official vote counts. Read the full story by…

Sam Pratt: ‘The Challenger Has Issues’ in DA Race

Sam Pratt, the storied Hudson Valley journalist and activist, writes about the exhaustive interviews he conducted with the two candidates for Columbia County District Attorney – both of whom have asked for his support. GOP incumbent Paul Czajka is looking to serve a fourth non-consecutive term as as the county’s lead criminal prosecutor, facing up…