News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Release of Gossips
Ward Hamilton contacted me this morning to offer, as he called it, an "olive branch." He informed me that, although he apparently still owns the domain name gossipsofrivertown.com, it now links to my blog, gossipsofrivertown.blogspot.com. His email continues: "No harm was meant--you've got 12,000+ hits per week from people interested in Hudson and historic preservation. It seemed like smart marketing but not at the price of being called a thief."
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.