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…

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…