Economy

You can buy a home…maybe

You can buy a home…maybe

“Participating homebuyers may be able to put down as little as one percent of the purchase price because of SmartMove New York’s low-interest loans.” Sounds too good to be true? If you have good credit and don’t have too much income, it isn’t.

HQ2 ÷ 2

HQ2 ÷ 2

Like it or not, the agglomeration of well-paying jobs in the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas is a fact of economic life. Despite lamentations as to the injustice of it all, more and more high-quality jobs are ending up in the priciest cities, where higher productivity must justify the high expenses.

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.

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.