Inside New Paltz’s Week-Long Water Crisis

This story is co-published with The River, a regional newsroom from Chronogram magazine. The complaints started in earnest February 8. New Paltz residents detected something in their water. They posted on social media, talked to their neighbors, and phoned and messaged local officials describing an odor and taste like kerosene or natural gas. A “Do…

BREAKING: New Paltz Water Advisory Lifted

New Paltz’s ‘Do Not Drink’ advisory was lifted overnight after the municipal water system was flushed and its water re-tested. The advisory was put in place Monday morning after residents complained their tap water smelled like kerosene or natural gas. Testing by the state Department of Health after the flushing “showed no detectable levels of…

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…

Come to The Other Hudson Valley’s Launch Party!

It’s been two-and-a-half years since I quit the newspaper biz to restart The Other Hudson Valley. It’s been a labor of love, because, namely: -I’m ecstatic about independent journalism, the Hudson Valley, and everything involved in this undertaking and: -I actually lose money on The Other Hudson Valley every month …so, as much as I…

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A Litany of F***-Ups – A Day in TOHV

Sometimes, it’s necessary in life to be objective. I find this extra-helpful when something ridiculously unpleasant is happening — you just picture yourself as an actor in some ribald comedy and laugh along with the audience. It’s how I got through most of my 20s. I was forced to apply this coping mechanism a couple…

Who Will Run the New First Ward?

Voting in Hudson will be different this year. A new ward map, passed by a referendum in Nov. 2016, slices Hudson into sections of equal population, and many voters will find themselves voting in different wards than last year. Before the new ward map, the wards had vastly different populations, and therefore alderpeople representing them…