Monday, November 30, 2020
- On Tuesday, December 1, Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) meets at noon. This meeting was rescheduled from last week. Among the items on the agenda for the meeting is "Disposition of Montgomery Street Property: Board Discussion." The Montgomery Street Property is, of course, the Kaz site and the parcel acquired from CSX. Click here to join the meeting.
- Also on Tuesday, December 1, the Conservation Advisory Council meets at 6:00 p.m. Neither an agenda nor a link to the Zoom meeting is available at this time.
- On Wednesday, December 2, the Common Council Youth, Education, Seniors and Recreation Committee meets at 5:30 p.m., and the Housing and Transportation Committee meets at 6:45 p.m. Prior to each meeting, the link to the Zoom meeting will be posted on the City of Hudson website. Scroll down to the calendar.
- On Thursday, December 3, at 4:00 p.m., Mayor Kamal Johnson holds a public hearing on Local Law H of 2020, the law to regulate short term rentals in Hudson. To review the law the Common Council voted to enact on November 19, click here. To join the public hearing on Zoom, click here.
- On Friday, December 4, the Historic Preservation Commission meets at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live-streamed on the Hudson City Zoom Meetings channel on YouTube.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
|Photo: Kevin P. Coughlin|State of New York|
Saturday, November 28, 2020
The "new passenger depot" under construction was the Hudson Upper Depot, whose construction was completed in 1871.
|Photo courtesy Pat Fenoff, City of Hudson Historian|
Friday, November 27, 2020
|Photo: Peter Jung|
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You all, each and everyone of you, who reached into your hearts and gave a lot of LOVE to Alice. WE REACHED OUR GOAL!
But Alice is not out of the woods yet and every dollar donated will help sustain her life at home in Provincetown. . . .
Please keep donations coming, we all know life goes on and the bills keep coming.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
This morning, a reader sent me the link to an article that had been recommended by her sister, who is a doctor at Mount Sinai in New York. It is an op-ed that appeared earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times. It is recommended reading for this holiday morning: "On the COVID frontlines, we're tired of hearing lame excuses for risky behavior."
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
In 1870, November 25 was the Friday after Thanksgiving, so the arrival of the "regiment of turkeys" would have happened on Thanksgiving Day. I'm not entirely sure where "the grounds of Capt. Geo. H. Power" were located, but we do know that from 1865 to 1881 George Power lived at 400 State Street, the building that was for many years the Hudson Area Library and is now the headquarters of the Galvan Foundation.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Look up any address in the state and see if it's in a cluster zone. New Yorkers can look up any address to determine if it is in or near an existing cluster zone using this tool on the State's website. The tool includes a navigable, regularly updated map of New York State that shows all the current cluster zones in the state.
Monday, November 23, 2020
The New York Times is reporting that the administrator of the General Services Administration has formally designated Joe Biden the president-elect and has told Biden the administration is ready to begin the transition.
The Times also reports that Donald Trump is renovating Mar-a-Lago, "ostensibly preparing for life post-presidency."
Sunday, November 22, 2020
- On Monday, November 23, the Common Council Fire Committee meeting, which typically happens on the fourth Monday of the month, has already been canceled, but the Police Committee meeting has not. It will take place, as scheduled, at 6:00 p.m. The link to the Zoom meeting will be published on the City of Hudson website prior to the meeting. Scroll down to the calendar.
- On Tuesday, November 24, the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) Board of Directors meets at noon. The agenda for the meeting is not yet available, but the link to the Zoom meeting is. Click here to join the meeting.
- On Wednesday, November 25, there are two Common Council committee meetings scheduled: Public Works and Parks at 5:00 p.m. and Legal at 6:15 p.m. Because it is Thanksgiving Eve, it's possible that the meetings will be canceled, but they haven't been yet. Assuming they are not canceled, the links to the Zoom meetings will be published on the City of Hudson website. Scroll down to the calendar.
- Yellow Zone--3 to 4 percent positivity rate
- Orange Zone--4 to 5 percent positivity rate
- Red Zone--5 to 6 percent positivity rate
- Fireworks--which can be seen for miles and watched in safety from wherever you are
- Sax O Claus solo improv down Warren Street
- Evening shopping and dining at your leisure
- Decorated shop windows
- Santa's Village at Seventh Street Park
- Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremonies
- A COVID-safe Rip the Nut performance
- Virtual visits with Santa from the North Pole
- Free gift-wrapped books for every child
Saturday, November 21, 2020
|Photo: Jeenah Moon|Getty Images|
This week, Gossips learned that 521 Warren Street has just been sold for $3 million. Its listing price was $2.8 million.
Friday, November 20, 2020
|Hudson Street Sweeper, 1956--PhotobyGibson.com|
Thursday, November 19, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the City of Hudson advises residents and visitors to stay at home to reduce the spread. In recent weeks, Hudson has experienced an increase in weekly COVID-19 cases. Between October 30 and November 13, Hudson had 15 residents confirmed to have coronavirus, 20% of the total cases of Hudson residents to date. Over the past weeks, Columbia County has had a significant increase in cases and hospitalizations. As of November 18, Columbia County has 92 people with active cases--more people than we had during the spring peak.
Therefore, the City of Hudson strongly advises residents to stay inside their homes and avoid interaction with people outside their household. Unless traveling for work, school, or essential needs, avoid unnecessary trips. When going outside, wear a mask, practice six feet of physical distancing whenever possible, and avoid crowded areas.
The City of Hudson will continue to enforce social distancing regulations and require businesses to follow statewide COVID-19 guidelines.
The advisory follows the recent order from Governor Andrew Cuomo ordering Bars, Restaurants and Gyms to close at 10pm and the public to significantly reduce the size of gathering. To report on COVID-19 issues contact Hudson Code Enforcement, Hudson Police, or New York State Pause Enforcement.
Do your part: reduce the spread. Together, we keep each other safe.