Housing board mulls plight of ‘unrecorded’ tenants

HUDSON—Delays in business communication, apartments with more tenants than recorded, a coronavirus response plan and capital projects dominated the Hudson Housing Authority (HHA) meeting Wednesday, July 8. The HHA runs the 135-unit income-restricted Bliss complex in Hudson.

HHA Executive Director Tim Mattice reported that it is taking longer to hear back from some entities the HHA does or hope to do business with. “Everybody is behind schedule” because of the business downturn and Covid-19 adjustments, he said. “I’m seeing this across the board,” including from prospective lenders.

Robert Davis, a commissioner on the HHA Board and a resident of Bliss Tower, called attention to people who are not recorded as living in Bliss but are in fact living there with a leaseholder. Read more…

Police find no gun-waving crime at march

KINDERHOOK—“State Police have determined the gun in possession of the homeowners was legally possessed and the incident which was captured on video obtained by police did not reveal any violation of law,” according to a press release issued by State Police Troop K Commander Major Michael J. Drake, July 17.

On July 11, State Police responded to the village of Kinderhook for a report of a disturbance.

At about 4:15 p.m., near the end of the march, protesters participating in a peaceful Black Lives Matter march through the Village of Kinderhook, encountered a man and a woman, who came out of a Rothermel Lane residence yelling obscenities and later wielded a handgun. Read more…

ICC shares steps toward reopening

KINDERHOOK—The Ichabod Crane School Board began discussing reopening in the fall at the board meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, July 14. Newly appointed Superintendent Suzanne Guntlow said she knew the issue was on “the top of everybody’s mind.”

Ms. Guntlow, who as appointed superintendent July 1 after serving as an administrator in the district for several years, said the state Education Department (SED) presented a framework for reopening to districts on Monday, and she talked about the formula and metrics Governor Cuomo has set to determine whether school districts may open. She told the board that the district needed to have three plans for re-opening: fully open with students in the buildings; fully online with all students using distance learning; and a hybrid of both in-school time and distance-learning.

The district has updated information on its website at www.ichabodcrane.org/district/school-reopening-updates/ Read more…

Sheriff, troopers press K’hook assault probe

Police executed a search warrant at the Rosenstrach home July 7 seeking evidence related to an assault. Photos by Lance Wheeler

KINDERHOOK—Official details are few and rumors are plentiful surrounding the assault of a Kinderhook man at a County Route 21 residence in the early morning hours of July 5.

The home belongs to Alex and Kelly (Briscoe) Rosenstrach.

Mr. Rosenstrach, the owner of Club Life Health and Fitness, 3143 U.S. Route 9, Valatie, was in the news recently for re-opening his gym in defiance of Covid-19 New York State Executive Orders until it was shut down by officials. Read more…

They’ve got it covered

The July 4th parades in Kinderhook and Old Chatham were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the 45th annual Queechy Lake Club Socially Distanced Boat Parade was bigger than ever. Boats were decorated and crewed by family groups who were ostensibly quarantined within their family units. 24 entrants registered in the parade. Queechy Pioneers (pictured) the Hausman Family won for most historic.. Photo by David Lee