What did it mean? How did the 1960s change the world?
In Ulster County, the top ﬁfth of Ulster County ﬁlers had more income than the remaining four-ﬁfths. Is that equitable? Like folks elsewhere, most residents would have a ready answer — probably based on their political beliefs.
Norwegian Air, which makes daily flights out of Stewart Airport in Newburgh to European destinations, decided Monday to suspend flying “until further notice” its Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger jets following the crash the previous day of a MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Air. Last year a plane of the same model operated by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia.
What if you are uncomfortable with offering tax incentives to businesses to locate in your jurisdiction, worrying that the jobs you are competing for in exchange for those incentives might not be worth the losses in revenues to which you are agreeing? Worried about corporate welfare? What should we be doing differently to spur economic development? In Ulster County as elsewhere, the folks who give the tax breaks are pondering the answers to these questions.
If you like to bicycle or to watch other people bicycle, mark the three-day seventh annual Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix on your calendar.
It’s ironic. Though discount carrier Norwegian Air is skating on perilously thin financial ice these days, its first full year of international service at Stewart Airport was not responsible for that red ink. On the contrary. Ending the year with a flourish, the airline’s year-end numbers signal an indisputable success at Stewart.
Scenic Hudson wants to buy the 508-acre site of the Kingston Landing development project on the former Tilcon property along the Hudson River in the City of Kingston and Town of Ulster. In a release late last Friday, the land conservation and environmental advocacy organization said it was studying transforming “the property into a public asset that would strengthen local communities’ relationship with the river, enhance tourism-based economies and complement ongoing projects to provide new recreational opportunities.”
Engineering at SUNY New Paltz has come a long way in the past six years.
Its closure will mean one fewer place where everybody knows your name.
Governments at every level routinely offer consequential incentives to induce businesses to locate in the jurisdictions they favor. The premise is that these businesses will hire workers and help local economies. Sometimes these inducements pay off. Often they don’t.