A state press release says 92,333 Hudson Valley families include college-age students. Of these, 63 percent would eventually be eligible for tuition-free college.
Despite a slightly more positive economic outlook, the middle part of the Hudson Valley hasn’t yet turned around in terms of one of the more important signals of prosperity: the number of people.
It happens every Memorial Day, and this year will be no exception. Some of the people driving up from the New York City metropolitan area during the long weekend won’t want to go back.
Were I in charge of economic development around here, I’d focus a lot more than is being done on attracting the most tech-savvy New York City millennials to Ulster County, whether they be in the motion picture and sound recording industries, in other information services, or elsewhere.
In the Hudson Valley, ag still rules! A big early-20th-century barn has popped up at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, reminding passersby on Route 9 that there’s much more there than the midway at the annual Dutchess County Fair.
President Donald Trump has said that his America First policies can significantly — hugely! — increase the rate of growth of America’s gross domestic product. The average annual growth pf GDP over the past decade has hovered around two per cent. Trump is sure he can increase that to four percent. In fact, he recently told Fox News that with better trade deals the United States should be able to lift it to five per cent in a few years.
The mission of the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy, a small publicly funded secondary school on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston, is to graduate students with both technical knowledge and real-world skills. In a world as rapidly changing as ours, that’s no small ambition.
A look at two local hotel plans, one traditional and one non-traditional. What do they have in common? Both would like a tax break from the county.
President Trump’s proposed budget wants to scale back on a number of job training programs, including those aimed at helping seniors, disadvantaged young people and unemployed Americans.
It’s an exciting but disconcertingly unsettled time here in the hinterlands between the vast and troubled rust belt to our north and west and the bustling problem-plagued metropolis to the south. All eyes are glued to the screen watching the soap opera that national politics, where one person’s narcissistic claptrap is another’s revealed wisdom. What is a poor soul to do?