Climber Dies at Mohonk Preserve

 In Brief – A climber fell to her death Sunday in Ulster County’s Shawangunk Mountains. Lauren Sobel, of Brooklyn, was the lead climber in a trio attempting to scale a rock face at the Mohonk Mountain Preserve in Gardiner, according to state police. The 25-year-old woman was about 70 feet up the palisade and was…

Officer Sisco, On Leave for Controversial Rap, Defends Himself

New Paltz Police Officer Robert Sisco defended his career and social media postings in an exclusive interview with The Other Hudson Valley, saying his postings were being misinterpreted and he was being unfairly judged by parts of the community. Last month, Sisco posted an Instagram video of himself performing a politically conservative freestyle rap while…

Rapping Cop’s Fate to Be Discussed Wednesday

In Brief – The New Paltz Town Board will discuss the fate of a police officer who filmed himself performing an anti-transgender freestyle at a special meeting Wednesday. Officer Robert Sisco also states Hillary Clinton should be “hanged for treason” in the video, which he posted publicly on Instagram but has since removed. A copy…