News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Keeping the Faith for the Furgary
Timothy O'Connor, advocate for the preservation of the Furgary Boat Club, positioned himself on the sidewalk in front of City Hall tonight, holding a sign that commented on the City's recent action to evict the Furgarians from their fishing shacks in North Bay. O'Connor was there when people started arriving for the Common Council meeting, which started at 7 p.m., and he was still there when the meeting adjourned shortly after 8:30. He reported receiving lots of support from passersby during his vigil.
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.