All posts by Geddy Sveikauskas

Local anchors

Local anchors

Late last Tuesday afternoon, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub presented a program entitled “Celebrating Grains in the Hudson Valley” at the Senate Garage in Kingston. The event was half victory lap and half progress report on an ambitious, complex and intricate five-year agricultural initiative. In farming, the pace of change cannot easily be hurried.

Why Delgado won

Why Delgado won

It was not so much that Delgado did better than 2016 nominee Zephyr Teachout had but that Faso 2018 performed less well than Faso 2016 — an indicator of intense Democratic engagement in this year’s election.

Still in Eden

Still in Eden

We’ll never know, of course, what painter Thomas Cole, who died in 1848, would have thought of Scenic Hudson, the $286-million land trust and $28-million not-for-profit environmental powerhouse. There’s a good chance he would have very much approved of the organization’s mission of protecting the Hudson River and Hudson Valley land, of creating and enhancing parks, and of advocating for environmentally responsible policies and development practices.

State backs five Ulster County projects

State backs five Ulster County projects

A Kingston waterfront events space, a Woodstock manufacturer, a Town of Ulster bakery, and two New Paltz projects are the five Ulster County projects on the state final list of 21 priority projects for funding in the mid-Hudson region. The list was released by Empire State Development on October 1.