It happens every Memorial Day, and this year will be no exception. Some of the people driving up from the New York City metropolitan area during the long weekend won’t want to go back.
With the last obstacle to low-cost regular European airline service removed, Hudson Valley residents will be able to fly Norwegian Air to Edinburgh, Scotland starting June 15.
Were I in charge of economic development around here, I’d focus a lot more than is being done on attracting the most tech-savvy New York City millennials to Ulster County, whether they be in the motion picture and sound recording industries, in other information services, or elsewhere.
Congressman John Faso can’t attend a Kingston forum Monday evening to explain his vote on the controversial repeal-and-replace of Obamacare because of a conflict with a prior engagement? No problem. Neighboring Hudson Valley congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he’ll be there tonight to explain Faso’s vote.
President Donald Trump has said that his America First policies can significantly — hugely! — increase the rate of growth of America’s gross domestic product. The average annual growth pf GDP over the past decade has hovered around two per cent. Trump is sure he can increase that to four percent. In fact, he recently told Fox News that with better trade deals the United States should be able to lift it to five per cent in a few years.
The mission of the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy, a small publicly funded secondary school on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston, is to graduate students with both technical knowledge and real-world skills. In a world as rapidly changing as ours, that’s no small ambition.
A look at two local hotel plans, one traditional and one non-traditional. What do they have in common? Both would like a tax break from the county.
President Trump’s proposed budget wants to scale back on a number of job training programs, including those aimed at helping seniors, disadvantaged young people and unemployed Americans.
“Instead of a rally-‘round-the-flag effect, Americans are sill looking for president Trump to provide leadership and more careful planning to arrive at sound policies,” pollster Lee Miringoff said.
It’s an exciting but disconcertingly unsettled time here in the hinterlands between the vast and troubled rust belt to our north and west and the bustling problem-plagued metropolis to the south. All eyes are glued to the screen watching the soap opera that national politics, where one person’s narcissistic claptrap is another’s revealed wisdom. What is a poor soul to do?