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Ulster People translates Bernie’s message into local activism

Ulster People translates Bernie’s message into local activism

Ulster People started as a way “to continue Bernie’s political revolution by getting local people elected and educating people about how government works and pressuring our representatives to support policies we believe in.” It was unsuccessful in its most recent effort to shift the balance of power in the county legislator, but organizers see signs of progress in the election results.

Catskill’s Lumberyard partners with Brooklyn Academy of Music

Catskill’s Lumberyard partners with Brooklyn Academy of Music

Lumberyard purchased four buildings – part of a former lumberyard – on the Catskill Creek waterfront, and in November will begin construction of a 5,500-square-foot theater in the cinderblock shell of a former garage. The theater, whose construction is being funded in part by a $5 million loan from RSF Social Finance (in addition to an Empire State Development grant and other sources), will be used to preview shows created by resident artists in the summer, which will open in New York City during the fall.