Monday, January 20, 2020

Celebrate a Decade of Gossips!

On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, The Gossips of Rivertown published its very first post. The subject was the plan for the Washington Hose firehouse. Combining news of city government and historic preservation, that post set the tone for Gossips' brand of local journalism. Since then, there have been 9,008 posts--this one being the 9,009th.

In the past decade, Gossips has become a reliable and valued source of information for the Hudson community. In November, the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution awarded me its Community Service Award, primarily for reporting the news of Hudson and sharing its rich history on The Gossips of Rivertown. That was a great honor, but I am honored every day by the recognition and support of Gossips readers. 

Nine years ago, when Gossips had reached a milestone of 500 posts, I decided to test the first law in Michael Phillips' book The Seven Laws of Money: "Money will come when you are doing the right thing." I asked readers to show that they valued Gossips by making a contribution--a "voluntary subscription fee." The response was heartwarming and encouraging. Today, as I do every year on Gossips' anniversary, I offer my deep and sincere gratitude to the Gossips supporters and advertisers whose financial contributions help pay the bills and continue to make Gossips a joyful endeavor, and I invite readers to celebrate of a decade of sharing news, history, and gossip about the events, machinations, troubles, and triumphs that happen right here in our little river city by joining the folks who have already shown their support for The Gossips of Rivertown in the new year.  

For those who read Gossips on a computer, the process is easy. Just click on the "Donate" button at the top of the right column. For those who read Gossips on their phones, it's more complicated. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and touch "View web version." Then find the "Donate" button at the top of the right column.

Your support--in any amount--will be gratefully acknowledged and will ensure the continuation of Gossips into a new decade!


  1. I've noted before in other places and, I think, directly to you, how invaluable I have found Gossips to be. It's only fitting that on its 10th anniversary to once again congratulate and thank you.

  2. Congratulations and thank you for everything you do.

  3. Congratulations, Carole. You've made this page an indispensable source of information, a place to both learn about our past and set the course for our future. Our community owes you a great debt.

  4. Keep at it. Congratulations!!

    Mark Orton

  5. What would we do without Gossips? Here’s to the next 10!

  6. Congratulations Carole! Keep up the good work. We need you to keep us informed on the news of Hudson, your support of historical preservation, your reporting of local politics, and all you do for the community! Thank you Carole!