This month, Garry and Diane Kvistad sold Woodstock Percussion, Inc. to Sullivans, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based home-décor business that distributes its products to more than 15,000 retail stores and has expanded into other significant outlets. The price was not disclosed.
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.
According to last year’s decennial census, Ulster County’s population decreased from 182,493 on April 1, 2010 to 181,851 on April 1, 2020 — a loss of 642 souls. At the municipal level, Esopus gained the most during the decade, adding 507 people. With a population reduction of 769 people, Shawangunk lost the most.
Stephen Blauweiss is focused on his most ambitious project yet, a 450-page, 850-image hard-cover coffee-table book titled “The Story of Historic Kingston: A Journey Through the Hudson Valley and Its Connection to New York City,” co-authored with his partner, Karen Berelowitz.
Like the Catskills themselves, the local real-estate market has its ups and downs. Right now, prices for single-family homes in Ulster County are on a strong upward slope.
Three Ulster County local political figures sat in dark jackets early Monday afternoon in sweltering heat at the Ulster County Community College outpost on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston to celebrate what the American Rescue Plan means for local governments. Two, county executive Pat Ryan and Kingston mayor Steve Noble, were major beneficiaries of the long-awaited federal direct support. Ryan’s county government could now count on $34.49 million in federal funding, half of which has already been received and the other half promised in a second tranch a year from now. Noble will get an additional $17.3 million. And the county townships will get about $18.6 million more.
Last year, Schragis was concerned about the fate of his One Day University. What pivot could he make to ensure the continued survival of his innovative and hitherto successful national adult education enterprise? He had one inescapable problem. “…. A world where large crowds couldn’t gather was a world that couldn’t support our business,” Schragis wrote recently. “Or so I thought.”
A self-employed executive search specialist for the past dozen years, Saugertesian Andrew Cowan has seen major changes in the country’s employment habits, changes that have mostly accelerated during the now-receding pandemic.
Age discrimination is real. Older job seekers are often passed over in favor of younger applicants who employers believe will be more malleable and work longer hours for less compensation. Here, a veteran recruiter offers inside tips on how to sidestep the pitfalls of job hunting over 50.
Brooklyn-based lighting manufacturer RBW Studio plans to purchase a 98,000-square-foot building on Boice’s Lane in the Town of Ulster where it will employ 50 people doing office and manufacturing work. The deal is very close to completion, and there appear to be no major obstacles to its consummation.