I awoke this morning to hear yesterday's news repeated on WAMC: that one of the men accused of conspiring to build a device that could silently zap "enemies" with deadly doses of radiation was from Hudson. Even worse, the Register-Star, our local newspaper, similarly reported, unquestioningly, that the alleged co-conspirator was a "Hudson man."
As Gossips discovered yesterday by simply checking an online database, and Sam Pratt confirmed by consulting Columbia County voter records, Eric J. Feight lives at 115 Knitt Road, which is in Ghent or Stockport—miles away from the city limits of Hudson. When will it occur to people—particularly reporters from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau and Hudson-Catskill Newspapers—that the 12534 zip code extends far beyond the city limits of Hudson, and it cannot be assumed that everyone with a Hudson mailing address is "from Hudson."
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