All posts by Geddy Sveikauskas

A big new tenant for the Hudson Valley Mall?

A big new tenant for the Hudson Valley Mall?

The best business deals are those that start out with two parties each needing what the other can offer. Jim Hyland, whose firm The Farm Bridge presently employs about 50 people in the TechCity facility in the Town of Ulster, intends to move soon. He needs about 40,000 square feet of space for his food processing business. Jim Hull, owner of 36 malls in the nation, has that much space — and more — available at the Hudson Valley Mall three minutes away across Route 9W. Will the two get together? They’re working on it.

Donaldson hands out assignments to Ulster legislature members

Donaldson hands out assignments to Ulster legislature members

Democratic committee chairs appointed by Donaldson include Lynn Archer of Ways and Means; Bartels of Laws and Rules; Jim Delaune of Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services; Manna Jo Greene of Energy and Environment; new legislator Eve Walter of Law Enforcement and Public Safety; and returning legislator Brian Cahill of Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit.

Change is hard

Change is hard

Beginning this year in New York State, bail – or wealth-based detention – can not be required for most crimes. The change in function from a mainly punitive system of law enforcement to a rehabilitative and restorative one is no simple proposition. We are already seeing lurid headlines alleging dangerous criminals being set loose. Expect more.

Healthy conclusion

Healthy conclusion

Implementing single-payer on a state level might result in a better system than nationwide Medicare for All. At least that’s the opinion of Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, who has forgotten more about health-care policy than most will ever know.