Hudson Police Department Must Reform After Mayor’s Order

The Hudson Police Department will undergo limited reforms, including the restricting of “no-knock” police raids after Mayor Kamal Johnson signed an executive order Monday. The order, which Johnson called a “first step,” also creates a “Police Reconciliation & Advisory Commission” comprised of residents and police officers to advise the mayor on police actions. This first…

COVID-19 Update – Twin Counties See Nursing Home Cases Jump + Coronavirus Strains?

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties co-produced with The River Newsroom. The following is for Thursday, May 7. NEW YORK STATE323,978 cases confirmed (2,786 new)1,055,921 tests performed (27,022 new)19,877 deaths (232 new) 9,179 hospitalizations (current) Confirmed cases per 10,000 residents: 167New York…

Man Died of Suspected COVID-19 in County Days Ago

A renowned art critic died Sunday at his home in Craryville from complications arising from a suspected case of COVID-19. The death of Maurice Berger, 62, was confirmed by an administrator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he taught. Berger died in Craryville four days ago, UMBC Director of Arts and Culture…