On Tuesday, Gossips reported that, at a special meeting of the Tourism Board the previous day, Tamar Adler told her colleagues that 323 responses to the Tourism Board's Shared Streets survey had come from the same IP address. The 323 responses were all negative, and Adler said it was the first time since moving to Hudson that she felt angry and resentful. "This is something," Adler declared, "that someone should be embarrassed and ashamed of."
It turns out, the barrage of negative responses came from a 15-year-old kid who lives on Warren Street and finds Shared Streets "noisy, messy, and confusing." Aliya Schneider reported the story this evening in the Register-Star: "Teenager tests tourism board." The young man's father is quoted in the article as saying, "It wasn't meant as a vandalistic kind of thing to do, it was meant as a response to their (the board's) behavior, which has been been somewhat manipulative."
On Monday, Alderman Calvin Lewis, who chairs the Tourism Board, said the results of the survey, sans the 323 negative responses that had come from the same IP address, would be posted on the City of Hudson website within 48 hours. So far, that hasn't happened.