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‘Living Room Spread’ – Is It REALLY to Blame for the COVID-19 Surge? – COVID-19 Update

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Thursday, December 10 through Saturday, December 12. Published in collaboration with The River Newsroom. NEW YORK STATE10,595 new cases yesterday212,672 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 4.98%89 deaths yesterday5,321 hospitalizations1,007 ICU admissionsNew York State coronavirus pageNew York…

Just-Released Voter Data Hints at Election Outcomes

In Brief – The New York State Board of Elections released new enrollment data Sunday showing how many people have registered to vote across the state since February and their chosen political party. The regular release shows which party is attracting more voters and depicts the partisan make-up of different parts of the state. Looking…

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…

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Black Lives Matter Protests Spread to The Suburbs

The protest in Yorktown started with a Facebook post. Town Supervisor Matt Slater posted a “Public Safety Update” on Yorktown’s official Facebook page last Monday addressing rumors there would be a protest in town that night. “According to the [Yorktown Police Department], which is actively monitoring social media and other intelligence resources, there is no…

Big News for The Other Hudson Valley!

It’s been two-and-a-half years since I re-started The Other Hudson Valley. I’ve seen it grow, attracting a larger readership, delving into a greater variety of issues, and becoming established as an independent local news source. And now, it’s certifiable. I’m proud to announce The Other Hudson Valley has been accepted as a member of the…