Dem Senate Candidates Pull in Big Bucks as NYC Landlords Help Fund GOP Campaigns

Three women running for state Senate in the Hudson Valley have been outraising their Republican rivals as election day approaches. Democratic Sen. Jen Metzger outraised her republican challenger, Michael Martucci, more than 2-to-1. Michelle Hinchey, who is vying for an open seat against Republican Richard Amedure­­­­, outraised him more than 3-to-1. Karen Smythe, who is…

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…