After years of playing second fiddle to the suburban areas around them, some — but not all — of the Hudson Valley’s urban centers are to some degree thriving again, though not by doing what they used to do.
About 250 people crowded the high-ceilinged legislative chamber of Kingston’s city hall this past Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to someone who made and listened to sound. Composer Pauline Oliveros, who died in Kingston on November 24, was a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods.
New innovations in solar panels and the grid come to the Hudson Valley.
The upscale shop, which for 13 years has symbolized the Mid-Hudson Valley’s growing interest in local food and increasing connection to New York City, will close its doors March 18.
Everyone knows places like NYC and San Francisco are doing well, but a recent analysis concluded that all the income gains are eaten up by cost of living.
Say what you will, them resisters are a hardy breed. About 400 educators, children and supporters showed up Saturday on Kingston’s Academy Green during a wind-whipped sub-freezing afternoon to protest against the lack of state funding for New York public schools.
The official ribbon-cutting and tour of the steel-framed, slate-clad two-story $48-million Science Building on the northeast corner of the New Paltz campus will celebrate what the invitation calls “the burgeoning enrollments in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields” at the school.
Maybe it’s already time to be talking not about too little water but too much — the more common condition in the New York City reservoir system in springtime.
Thomas Cole’s home on Spring Street in Catskill has left behind its near-death experience of the 1970s and as an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the National Park Service has been engaged in a recovery that would have seemed miraculous a generation ago.
As political scientist Robert Putnam, author of the turn-of-the-21st-century classic Bowling Alone, America’s Declining Social Capital, expressed it, “If we can get more people engaged in community life in contexts that respect American pluralism, many of our other problems —to begin with, our politics — will be different.” Walter Maxwell lived that belief. Walter got it. Walter lives.