There's a tree near the old Armory building at North Fifth and State streets that symbolizes for many the indomitable nature of life and hope. It has been struck by lightning, it has been drastically cut back, but it lives on, throwing out new shoots and new growth. This morning a reader alerted Gossips that the tree was being cut down. Neighbors came out in protest and succeeded in getting a stay of execution for the tree, but they were told it was only temporary. The tree cutters, commissioned by the City of Hudson, said they would be back.
The picture, provided by Jamison Teale, shows Pam Badila on her front porch, clutching a piece of the tree, as she watches the tree being cut this morning.