A source in the northern reaches of Columbia County has passed along persistent rumors there that Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are buying a house in Old Chatham. (This would help explain why the former President and Secretary of State were dining with them at an unprepossessing restaurant recently in Chatham, en route to no obvious destination. The pair were also married in the region, outside Rhinebeck.)
The source’s best guess is that that the property in question might be a 6,000 square foot brick home on 20 acres with a pool, listed at $1.3 million, currently owned by the founder of a cable porn network. Gabel Real Estate, one of the more active brokers in that part of the Couny, has a half-dozen properties listed in Old Chatham, ranging from $550,000 to $2.65 million, several of them marked sold.
If true, the location ironically would put the former First Daughter some 10-12 miles downwind of pollution belched by the Lafarge Ravena cement plant. Hillary Clinton, to her discredit, was paid for several years to sit on the board of Lafarge.