Exploring Hudson River Islands

There are six notable islands in the Hudson River below Albany, from an unnamed islet north of Saugerties to Rattlesnake Island off of Coxsackie. Accessible only by small boat in the summer, and completely inaccessible in the winter, these islands have dodged civilization – though there are houses, industrial plants, even small cities on either…

Will Columbia County’s Mental Health Facility be Privatized?

A Columbia County committee charged with optimizing the county’s health services met May 20th and discussed a controversial topic – whether the county’s Mental Health Clinic, which had been losing money for years, should be privatized to save money. Members of the Human Services Productivity Committee previously discussed offering the clinic to Columbia Memorial Hospital…

Hudson Considering Moratorium on AirBnbs

Hudson is weighing whether to enact a moratorium on all new short-term rentals and may permanently limit the number of these rentals an individual can operate. The two measures were discussed by the city’s Legal Committee this week, and the Committee’s chair, Alderman John Rosenthal, is in discussions with the City Attorney about writing them…

Suspect Caught in Beating of Gay Man

Update: After much thought, I have decided to remove the video because of how it might impact the victim. A description of the video has been added. A suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly severely beating a gay man in Hudson the evening before. The suspect, who has not yet been identified by police,…