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Have You Seen This Man?, or, Hudson Keeps Humming Along Without Hallenbeck

by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Usually no-show jobs are reserved for professions like dockworker or construction worker. But in this riverside city, even the mayor can be a no-show. According to civic journalist Carole Osterink, writing in her Gossips of Rivertown blog, two days after it was confirmed that outgoing mayor Bill Hallenbeck lost…

Ulster County Sheriff Calls on Citizenry to Carry Firearms in Public

(ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y.) – Paul J. Van Blarcum, the Sheriff of Ulster County, has called on all licensed handgun owners to carry their firearms when going out in public. In a posting on the the Ulster County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page, Van Blarcum urged all those who are licensed to carry firearms to “PLEASE DO…

Mayor Calls Hudson Police Chief a Mere ‘Figurehead’

(HUDSON, N.Y., October 15, 2015) – Mayor William Hallenbeck Jr. publicly diminished the role of Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore, calling him a mere “figurehead.” Hallenbeck also used the term “figurehead” to describe Hudson Police Commissioner Gary Graziano. A “figurehead” is “a person given a position of nominal leadership but having no actual authority,”…

Mayoral Debate: Hallenbeck: ‘Stop Gentrification – Build Affordable Housing’; Hamilton: Support Business and Build Community

(HUDSON, N.Y., October 14, 2015) – Two-term mayor William Hallenbeck Jr. was happy to take all the credit for whatever strides the city of Hudson has made over the last four years while restating his strong opposition to gentrification at a debate with his challenger, Tiffany Martin Hamilton, that attracted a standing-room-only crowd at the…

Hudson River Exchange Hosts Weekend Pop-Up and Mini Farm & Flea

  (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson River Exchange, producer of curated marketplaces in and around Hudson, hosts two new events this weekend – the fourth “Handmade POP UP,” a series of rotating pop up markets held in the Hudson River Exchange studio space at 514 Warren Street, from Friday through Sunday, September 11-13, 2015; and a…

Ginsberg’s Allies Hit imby in Pocketbook

(COLUMBIA COUNTY, N.Y.) – While the finalization of the odious Ginsberg’s deal by the IDA (Industrial Development Association) may be the end of a controversial, hard-fought battle, strewn with conflicts of interest and cronyism, there is apparently an epilogue to the story: several advertisers with close relationships to Ginsberg’s have withdrawn their support of imby,…

The Mayor at the Bridge: Press Conference or Campaign Event?

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Last Friday, August 28, Hudson Mayor Bill Hallenbeck Jr. had his office send out a press release announcing that he would be holding a press conference in front of the Ferry Street Bridge, which has been closed since August 2014, when it was deemed unsafe. The pre-release statement alluded to the presence…

Joey Arias Stars in Party Celebrating Upcoming Filming in Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Cabaret star Joey Arias will headline “After Louie Takes Hudson,” an awareness and fund-raising event for “After Louie” – a feature to be filmed in Hudson in spring 2016 – at the Second Ward on Sunday, August 23, from 6pm to midnight. The event will also include a dance party featuring music…