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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson shopping on Warren St. August 8, 2020

Kamal Johnson was sworn in as mayor of Hudson, New York on New Year’s Day. The first-term Democrat had programs, policies and changes in mind for the Columbia County city of about 6,000. Here's an update on how Johnson thinks his term is going so far.

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Hudson, New York Mayor Kamal Johnson has rolled out a program to help students affected by COVID-19.

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On Election Night, control of several municipalities in the Northeast changed hands.

Hudson Mayor Rick Rector will not seek a second term after losing June’s Democratic primary.

Hudson Mayor Rick Rector was defeated by 1st Ward Alderman Kamal Johnson.
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On primary day last week, voters in Hudson backed a challenger to the incumbent mayor.

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A New York state assemblymember says the new budget includes money for a study on truck traffic in a Columbia County city.

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Some citizen activists in Hudson, New York are facing charges after painting their own crosswalks at a crosswalk in the city.


First ward Hudson City Alderman Rick Rector, a Democrat, is the sole candidate running for mayor of the Columbia County city after incumbent Tiffany Martin Hamilton decided not to seek another term. Rector says he plans to make a big difference in local politics.

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A small area of a Columbia County city has become a big concern for local residents.

The Albany-Hudson Electric Trolley operated along the proposed trail corridor. The line transported millions of passengers over its three decades of service.
Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail is a proposed 35-mile bicycling and pedestrian rail-trail path, running from the City of Rensselaer to the City of Hudson. Officials hope to have the trail operational by 2020.

With ongoing concern about drinking water in places like Hoosick Falls and Newburgh making national headlines, residents of one upstate New York city aren't taking any chances.

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With September primaries and November elections in their sights, elected officials are strategizing as they begin to encounter challengers.

The Democratic candidate in a mayoral race in New York’s Columbia County alleges his opponent has attacked his HIV status rather than focusing on more substantive issues. The incumbent Republican mayor tells a different story.