News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Friday, May 4, 2012
No Walden on Middle Ground Flats
Nathan Mayberg tells a harrowing story in today's Register-Star: "No middle ground after shots fired." A couple report that, while enjoying an unseasonably warm March day with their golden retriever on Middle Ground Flats, they were shot at with a high-powered rifle. They say the shots came from the Hudson side of the river, from the vicinity of the capped landfill in North Bay. The article raises and answers the question: Who polices Middle Ground Flats?
This blog takes its name from the 1850 novel by Hudson author Alice B. Neal. The original Gossips of Rivertown cast a gimlet eye on Hudson society in the mid-19th century. More than a century and a half later, the new Gossips carries on the spirit of the original, but in a different genre and with a different focus.