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.
Geddy Sveikauskas reflects on a tumultuous year.
The margins separated victory and defeat in two local state senate contests were so slim as to defy clear analysis about the electorate. Looking forward, New York Democrats could be planning ways to redraw the district maps to increase their chances.
Twenty years after the passing of former Kingston Mayor Frank Koenig, an important figure in local Demoratic politics, Kelleigh McKenzie said she was seeking to restore the county Democratic committee as the link to the neighborhoods. The new grass-roots party structure she hopes to strengthen will be a return to politics at the granular level, with each of the county’s wards and election districts as its building blocks.
Covid-19 cases pop up all over the place, sometimes where we least expect them. Tracking and quarantining follow. The seeming lack of a clear pattern in the location of confirmed cases is frustrating. How can we learn what we need to know if we don’t even know what to do, what’s best practice, and where it is succeeding?
Real estate prices in our area have increased at a higher rate than almost anywhere else.