An astronomy professor at a small Midwestern college, along with some of his students, predicts that an odd type of exploding star called a red nova would appear in our skies five years from now.
The pending takeover of the bankrupt Hudson Valley Mall is shaping up as another of those good-news-bad-news scenarios. The result could be a leaner, cleaner mall, with perhaps a major food store and expanded theaters. But the town is likely to take a huge hit on property taxes.
Everything in this store represents a celebration of local use, which puts Kenco in a strong position to survive category-killer national competition.
Congressmen Maurice Hinchey and John Hall are retired. Troubadour Pete Seeger is dead. But it appears the 70s no-nukes movement they championed will finally get its most fervent wish, the closing of Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.
Our new congressman’s vote against a plan to weaken ethics oversight should be applauded. He should show the same common sense on the upcoming votes concerning the Affordable Care Act.
The period between the New Year and spring is ideal to take things slower and find simpler pleasures. For many of us, it’s an economic imperative.
With the Hudson Valley Mall being sold last week for a fraction of its assessed value after some difficult years, and additional space likely to open up as more current tenants depart (not to mention the still-vacant former Macy’s and JCPenney’s), it may take some creativity to fill out the space. Here are some possibilities.
Think of the middle and upper portions of the Hudson Valley not as New York City’s back yard but as its mirror opposite. Where New York is characterized by a dense sea of humanity punctuated by token islands of green, much of the Hudson Valley consists of islands of people within a still significantly green sea. The two struggle in uneasy complement to each other.
A society that grants rights and privileges to some but not all is unjust; and an unjust society is unsafe for all its members.
He said he’d give some consideration to my deadline and he wanted to make it to 2017 so he’d have the distinction of being the town’s longest serving supervisor. When he died on New Year’s Day, he successfully completed both goals.