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Hudson in Fear of Next Shooting

Christina Wolfe-Snyder was with her seven-year-old son in the kitchen of their Prospect Street home when her 13-year-old daughter ran in. “[She] said, ‘Mommy, I think I hear gunshots,’” Christina said a week later. “I’m like, ‘I don’t think so baby,’ and so I walked outside and then we knew it [happened], because we heard…

Saving Food with The Gleaners

Wasting food is a pet peeve of mine. I go into internal fits of hysterics when I see people in restaurants leave two-thirds of their French fries behind, sentencing them to be interred in landfills, where not even insects can benefit from them. “Why didn’t they just doggy-bag it?” I’ll apoplectically seethe, beads of consternation…

The Ins & Outs of New Paltz’s Proposed Tenant Law

The Village of New Paltz has proposed a law that would penalize landlords for not returning security deposits in a timely manner, but a tenant advocate threatened Aug. 23 to sue the village over the law, and experts are split on whether the ordinance would benefit renters. The Village of New Paltz, located off the…

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…

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Nerding Out at the New York Ren Faire

I dressed as quite the dandy for the New York Renaissance Festival. I wore purple crushed velvet riding pants that hugged my calves and billowed out at the thighs with a sash across the pelvis to sustain the pure thoughts of female attendees; a scandalously unbuttoned silky pirate shirt that was technically a woman’s blouse;…