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.
The week of a highly contested midterm election is as good a time as any to take a look at the longer-term political currents flowing through the mid-Hudson and Catskills region.
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.
The effort to bring one of the last surviving steamboats to the Hudson Valley continues.
Ever since glassmaking began 5000 years ago this craft has stirred the human imagination as if it were touched with magic.
Passenger volume continues to increase at the New Windsor airport, now a destination for budget transatlantic flights.
In the competition for local deposits this year, four very different Ulster County banks stood out for their success: Ulster Savings Bank, Key Bank, Bank of Greene County and J.P. Morgan Chase.
Federal census data for small cities and villages is both out-of-date and woefully unreliable.
Strategic ambiguity helps an organization find a constructive middle way between being highly specific and being overly vague. There’s a fine line between finding a new direction and seeming to wallow in indecision. It’s the job of leadership to tread that path.
One Day University is coming to the Woodstock Playhouse on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bard professor Joseph Luzzi, a professor of comparative literature at Bard since 2002, will discuss eight groundbreaking books that changed America.