The exhibition and opening reception are in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, located at 51 North Fifth Street.
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|Second Street looking north from Union Street|
|Union Street looking west from Second Street|
We were pleased that in order to avoid visual impacts to the Plumb Bronson House, ELP no longer proposes solar panels in the north field. ELP also indicated to us that they would plant trees and additional screening of the remaining panels to prevent visibility from the Plumb Bronson House and grounds, as well as from Route 9. We reviewed the applicant's visual simulations of views from the Olana State Historic Site; based on those simulations, Scenic Hudson is not concerned that the solar facility will adversely impact views from Olana.
The proposed facility is on former agricultural lands, part of which include soils of statewide significance. The applicant should be required to use construction methods and facility design that will not compact soils so that when the facility is no longer needed it can be decommissioned and the land again available for agriculture. We noted during our site visit the presence of extensive meadows of "pollinator-friendly" wildflowers. It is important that these wildflower meadows will persist between and around the rows of solar panels. . . .
Jamie and Wendy have been eager to work with us to ensure that the project's impacts can be avoided or mitigated. Scenic Hudson appreciates that they have amended the plan by removing from consideration panels in the north field. We hope the planning board and ELP will work together to ensure that additional trees and other vegetation will further buffer the remaining panels from view from both the Plumb Bronson House and landscape, as well as Route 9. Likewise, it will be important to ensure that when the facility is no longer needed, that the panels and other facilities can be decommissioned in such a way that the site can once again be farmed. . . .Ed Stiffler, chair of the Greenport Planning Board, told Fordyce and De Wolf that "the letters don't really say they approve of what you're doing." He requested additional letters, specifically from Historic Hudson and Olana, "saying they have no concerns, or, if they do, what concerns they are."
RG19 represents a community-driven response to the immediate challenges of a food and economically-insecure environment that currently exists in [Columbia County]. Inhabiting a renovated 16' trailer, the mobile store will offer a wide range of wholesome products, including fresh produce, dairy, bread, meat, seafood, canned and dry goods, toiletries and other miscellaneous products. Our intention is to provide convenient, quality food for all--no matter the income level--with a priority placed on low-income residents. Food on the trailer will be made affordable through a fair pricing system (similar to sliding scale): customers will self-select into one of three price levels and pay for products according to their financial ability. At the same time, the mobile store will provide an additional wholesale market for producers, prioritizing sourcing from local environmentally-conscious farmers and distributors, and therefore supporting the direct reinvestment of local spending back into community businesses.Rolling Grocer 19, which is supported by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and other donors, will be in Hudson four days every week, following this schedule:
Patrols responded to the area and located a male subject yelling at someone while standing in Rope Alley. Patrol spoke with the subject who told patrol that he was there getting items that belonged to him from the yard of 538 State Street and began arguing with the tenant, David W. Lindsey. The man stated that while he was retrieving his property . . . Lindsey came out and began to argue, saying that he was going to shoot him. Lindsey then allegedly went back into his residence, returned outside, and aimed a shotgun at the subject.The HPD got a search warrant, conducted a search of 538 State Street, and seized "a Remington Model 870 shotgun with a shortened barrel and approximately six pounds of marijuana."
Patrol units on scene began to interview witnesses and determined there was a physical altercation within the Half Moon Bar between the victim and a man who fled the scene. . . . [A] search warrant was executed at 42 South Front St., Apt. 4, the suspect's residence. Julian Omar Smith, 35 yrs. old, of Hudson was located within his apartment and was detained.The press release ends with the following comment from HPD Chief Ed Moore:
We are processing the evidence we have seized including some clothes and knives. We collected a whole smorgasbord of what we believe to be illegal drugs to include ecstasy, THC concentrated wax, mushrooms, marijuana, cocaine, LSD, and some pills we have yet to identify. The slashing assault was brutal and extremely violent. It was pretty bad.Forty-two hours in the life of the Hudson Police Department in 2018.
It seems after-parties are becoming de rigueur for Council meetings. Last week, Rebecca Wolff invited people to the Half Moon after the regular Common Council meeting and announced the after-party would be a recurring event. Tonight, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is inviting people to gather at the Spotty Dog after the Police Committee meeting. The invitation to the event on Facebook features the image above of Chief Ed Moore at the July Police Committee meeting, holding up a firearm that was confiscated by the HPD, and provides these details: "Show up to the Police Committee meeting. Share your views on recent happenings and policy ideas. Afterward, join SURJ, Councilmembers Kamal Johnson and Calvin Lewis, Council President Tom DePietro, and Supervisors Linda Mussmann and Michael Chameides at Spotty Dog for informal discussion and socializing."
The other project before the Greenport Planning Board that Gossips is following is the proposal by East Light Partners to site solar arrays on Route 9 and adjacent to the grounds of the Dr. Oliver Bronson House. That project will be coming before the Planning Board tomorrow night. The agenda notes: "New plans submitted. Email from National Grid, and letters from Olana and Scenic Hudson attached."
The first formation of a religious society by the Episcopalians in Hudson took place soon after the year 1790, but the precise date of their church organization cannot be given. About the commencement of 1795 the society began to move in the matter of providing for themselves a permanent house of worship, and to that end, in March of that year, their vestrymen, Dr. John Talman and Mr. John Powell, made a formal petition or request to the proprietors that a suitable lot of land should be granted to them on which to erect the proposed edifice. . . . The wardens made selection of a lot, but desiring afterwards to change it, were permitted to do so, and then decided on the lot on the southeast corner of Second and State streets, which was conveyed to them for the society, for the erection of a church building upon it, and for no other use.
The house was commenced during 1795, but, on account of a lack of funds (mainly caused by the dishonesty of a fiduciary in whom the society had reposed perfect confidence), it was not completed until seven years passed. The lot had been granted on the condition that if a church should not be erected upon it within the space of five years it should revert to the proprietors, but those liberal-minded men had no thought of profiting by the church's adversity. The edifice was first occupied for the Christmas services of 1802. . . .When Christ Church moved to its current building at Union and East Court streets in 1857, its original building was sold to the Wesleyan Methodists, who merged with the Zion Methodist Episcopal Church in 1860. Although the 1802 church building no longer stands, the site is still the location of A.M.E. Zion Church.
|Photo: Arthur A. Baker|
The parish of Saint John the Evangelist was incorporated in 1845 by the owners and workers of the textiles mills of Stockport. Joseph Marshall, a founder of the Hudson Print Works (the first cotton printing works in the state) was a church warden and, with two others, supervised the construction of this Gothic building. The architect is not known.The church closed its doors as a place of worship in 2014, and the building was sold in 2017. This morning, a reader sent me these pictures documenting the progress of the church's dismantling.