The Other Hudson Valley Wins Big!

I’m ecstatic to announce The Other Hudson Valley is now an award-winning publication. My article “Fentanyl is Hitting the Hudson Valley” won First Prize for Best Feature Article in its division at the New York Press Association (NYPA) awards. Past President of the NYPA Board of Directors Mark Vinciguerra read the judges’ comments on the…

Galvan Trustee Sues Hudson to Get His Property Values Lowered

  Correction: This article has been modified to correct a mis-typed word in the first quote by Common Council President Thomas DePietro. He said Galvan refused to admit their ‘complicity’ in the demise of the project, not their ‘complacency.’ Eric Galloway, one of the principals behind the controversial Galvan Foundation, filed suit against the City…

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Hudson (Finally) Getting Affordable Grocery Store

Rolling Grocer 19 is expanding its affordable food operation from a mobile trailer to a storefront set to open March 5. Hudson, with a poverty rate of nearly 20 percent, has no affordable grocery store. The one grocery option in the city, Olde Hudson, caters to a boutique crowd and is out of reach to…

(Semi) Sober at the Hudson River Craft Beer Fest

“I won’t be driving to Wappingers Falls later — I’m gonna be schwasted.” The 20-something white dude wearing a baseball cap toed forward in the line entering the Hudson River Craft Beer Fest while pontificating about the various brews he would drink and how each brew would get him further schwasted. Although it was ten…

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Bidding for a piece of The Rolling Stones

The seedy riff from the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” wailed through the Stair Galleries in Hudson Saturday as antique wonks peered at rugs from the South Caucus and Persia and aimed their iPhone flashlights at imperfections on sets of Venetian rococo gilt chairs. Drug-fueled 1960s rock might not be the most natural choice for an auction…

Selling Weed in the Hudson Valley

Names and certain minor details have been changed to protect the identities of the interviewees. Demian lives in a rustic house in a rural part of Dutchess County. Selling weed is his side-hustle; he has a legitimate job that takes up most of his time and passion, and selling is a way for him to…

The Last Bite

I discovered The Last Bite when living in Tillson, a hamlet in-between New Paltz and Rosendale. I lived in Tillson with people who were really into breakfast. They were late risers, so breakfast was more so defined by the kinds of food involved, as opposed to whether they were actually consumed in the morning. Tillson…