All posts by Geddy Sveikauskas

Most of TechCity being sold to major developer in multi-million tax forgiveness deal

Most of TechCity being sold to major developer in multi-million tax forgiveness deal

On the afternoon of November 30, county judge Bryan Rounds was expected to approve a settlement of foreclosure proceedings against TechCity owner Alan Ginsberg. After years of blaming Ginsberg’s intransigence and the site’s sorry history of environmental problems for the failure to restore the TechCity premises to any kind of economic competitiveness, there has been a tentative breakthrough.

Ulster County voter’s guide to all 23 legislator races

Ulster County voter’s guide to all 23 legislator races

The stakes on November 2 are high. The present legislature is closely divided, consisting of ten Democrats along with one no party (Tracey Bartels) and one independence party legislator (Laura Petit), both of whom caucus with the Democrats, for a total of 12; and eight Republicans along with one Conservative (Mary Wawro) and one Independence Party member (Heidi Haynes), both of whom caucus with the Republicans for a total of 10. John Parete, a registered Democrat, sits independently.

What governments do affects you

What governments do affects you

Local elections are now less than three weeks away, and the names of candidates for public office are suddenly appearing on posters outside houses and in clumps along roadsides like mushrooms after a rainstorm. The season is short. A big turnout is not expected this year.

State leaf peak reports

State leaf peak reports

Those who think that it’s not really autumn (aka fall) until New York’s governor says it is can relax. Governor Kathy Hochul last week announced the start of the 2021 fall foliage season in New York State.