Roger Hannigan Gilson is a Hudson Valley journalist and humorist. A former crime reporter for the Register Star, he now covers Columbia and Greene counties for the Times Union.
Public Housing in Hudson Is Falling Apart
Conditions at Bliss Tower and Columbia Apartments are notoriously poor. But an ambitious plan to demolish and replace the buildings is in the works—though there’s a long road ahead.
Coronavirus Roundup: Universal Vaccine Eligibility for Adults Is Here in New York
All New Yorkers 16 and up can get a vaccine starting tomorrow. Plus: New travel guidance from the CDC, positive news on child vaccinations, and a note on the future of the roundup.
Mud in the Water: The Fight Over Turbidity in Esopus Creek
NYC regularly discharges turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir into the Esopus before it reaches faucets in the city. Some environmentalists say the practice has negative effects.
Coronavirus Roundup: All Adults in New York Will Be Eligible for Vaccination Next Week
Surprise! Plus: Cases are rising, a new mass vaccination site is coming to the Hudson Valley, and the CDC has good news on how well the vaccines are working.
Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Vows Return to Normal by Summer, While Cuomo’s Vaccine Czar Twists Arms
Plus: New York Democrats increase heat on governor, a new law guarantees time for vaccination, and the state’s rapid testing program is expanding.
Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccinated Americans Can Socialize Indoors, CDC Says
A glimpse into the post-pandemic future. Plus: Cuomo stripped of emergency powers, the Senate passes Biden’s stimulus bill, and more vaccine is coming to New York counties.
Taxing New Homeowners to Preserve Local Character? New Paltz Will Try It
A real estate transfer tax targeting wealthy new arrivals takes effect during the unprecedented migration of New York City residents to the region.
Coronavirus Roundup: On New York’s COVID Anniversary, Cuomo Dodges the Limelight
Amid allegations of sexual harassment and scrutiny over his handling of the pandemic, the governor has gone quiet. Plus: the FDA approves a third vaccine, Kingston gets a rapid testing site, and county health departments can now vaccinate the elderly.
Coronavirus Roundup: Scrutiny Surrounds Cuomo As Calls to Strip Emergency Powers Grow Louder
Plus: new nursing home visitation rules, an update on child vaccines, a mass vaccination hub is coming to Yonkers, and the US surpasses a half-million confirmed COVID-19 deaths.
New York Banned Evictions. The Housing Crisis Got Worse.
Landlords have found ways to oust renters with the market surging in the Hudson Valley. What will happen when the moratorium ends?
Coronavirus Roundup: New York Confirms First South African Variant Case
At least 70 cases of the UK variant have also been found. Plus: new CDC guidance on schools and masks, a non-apology from Cuomo on nursing home data, and vaccination opens to those with comorbidities.
Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccine Eligibility Will Expand Next Week to Include Underlying Conditions
But good luck getting an appointment. Plus: updates on indoor dining, Super Bowl spikes, federal stimulus checks, and more.
Coronavirus Roundup: Cuomo Under Fire For Ignoring Health Officials, Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths
“When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” the governor said. “Because I don’t.”
Coronavirus Roundup: Federal Vaccine Allocations Will Rise, With Goal of Inoculating 300 Million Americans By Fall
News and announcements from the federal government, New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27.
Coronavirus Roundup: Cuomo Says State Will Ease Shutdown Strategy With Infection Rate Falling
News and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Saturday, January 23 through Monday, January 25.
Coronavirus Roundup: White House’s Number One Goal Is ‘Restore Trust’
News and announcements from the federal government, New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22.
Coronavirus Roundup: New Variant Could Become Dominant US Strain by March, CDC Warns
All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15.
Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccine Eligibility Expands Again, Flooding An Already Broken System
All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13.
Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccine Eligibility Expanded, But Confusion and Delay Reign
All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Saturday, January 9 through Monday, January 11.
Coronavirus Roundup: Federal Report Warns of USA Variant; ‘No Vaccines Should Be In Freezers’
All the news and announcements from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills for Thursday, January 7 and Friday, January 8.