Counties Vaccinate Seniors, Violating Cuomo’s Plan

This is a roundup of coronavirus news and announcements from New York State and Hudson Valley and Catskills counties for Saturday, January 23 through Monday, January 25. Published in collaboration with The River. NEW YORK STATE 12,003 new cases yesterday219,538 tests yesterdayPositive test rate: 5.48%173 deaths yesterday8,730 hospitalizations (1,522 in ICUs)New York State coronavirus pageNew York…

Hudson Votes to Ban Some Airbnbs, But How Many?

Hudson moved towards banning some kinds of short-term rentals after a Common Council vote Tuesday. The bill, which still must be signed into law by Mayor Kamal Johnson, seeks to stop short-term rental operators, such as those using Airbnb, from renting out multiple properties or listing properties where they do not reside. The bill is…

Just-Released Voter Data Hints at Election Outcomes

In Brief – The New York State Board of Elections released new enrollment data Sunday showing how many people have registered to vote across the state since February and their chosen political party. The regular release shows which party is attracting more voters and depicts the partisan make-up of different parts of the state. Looking…

Dem Senate Candidates Pull in Big Bucks as NYC Landlords Help Fund GOP Campaigns

Three women running for state Senate in the Hudson Valley have been outraising their Republican rivals as election day approaches. Democratic Sen. Jen Metzger outraised her republican challenger, Michael Martucci, more than 2-to-1. Michelle Hinchey, who is vying for an open seat against Republican Richard Amedure­­­­, outraised him more than 3-to-1. Karen Smythe, who is…