At the age of 40, Kalish was commuting into Manhattan when she decided corporate life wasn’t for her. She spent the next few years raising her two sons by the Hudson River, enjoying nature, watching birds migrate. When her kids left home, she found another fulfilling mission: rescuing broken and abandoned birds, helping them heal and, then, thrilling to the moment when they could fly away.
Hundreds of tenants in Ulster County who are threatened with losing their homes have a new champion in Albany. Shortly after she was sworn in, Governor Kathy Hochul made COVID-related rent relief a priority of her young administration, vowing to reform ERAP, a dysfunctional program funded by $2.7 billion from Washington.
By the summer of 2020, Catie Barber was virtually paralyzed. Mostly bedridden, Catie started what they called her “geriatric PT,” as the former athlete re-learned how to roll over and sit up. She cried herself to sleep most nights.
Ah, the summer of 2021. New York State is open! If you planned to get married last year but couldn’t have your dream wedding with friends and family to cheer you on, you probably postponed your nuptials. This summer, we can let loose, drink, dance and hug a little, right?
In what they dubbed a “national day of climate action,” some five dozen climate activists gathered outside Representative Antonio Delgado’s Kingston office to call on him to be a strong advocate for climate action in the nation’s capital.
A federal program set up in January to help New York state tenants pay rent and utilities during the pandemic has been mired in delays and risks losing some of the funding Washington intended to see in landlords’ pockets.
With three lakes and miles of trails — ideal for summer hiking and biking as well as cross-country skiing — Hudson River Valley Resorts saw a magnet for monied New Yorkers, less than two hours from Manhattan. The company would tear down the shabby, 1950s-era lodgings, put up a grand new hotel and spa and surround them with townhouses and private homes. Unfortunately for locals, a beach club was not in their plans — at least not for the foreseeable future.
For more than a year, the LGBTQ Community Center of Hudson Valley in Kingston has been facing a barrage of criticism for alleged “racist, oppressive, and imperialistic behavior” from a coalition of LGBTQ+, Black rights and social justice groups centered in Newburgh. The Center has undertaken various reforms, held “listening town halls’’ and even apologized — but the call for accountability continues unabated.
The Town of Kingston Planning Board has determined that construction of the proposed steel and concrete fabrication plant at 850 Route 28, next to the Bluestone Wild Forest, Lake Onteora and Pickerel Pond, would have a significant impact on the environment and requires a complete Environmental Impact Statement.
Proposed drag strip in Southern Ulster would be a mecca for speed lovers, but not if neighbors have anything to say about it.