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…

black lives matter westchester

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…

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…

stockport greenport trail

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…