Economy

The luck of the Vikings

The luck of the Vikings

Maybe badly buffeted Norwegian Air will experience a resurgence. Maybe it’ll thrive again. Maybe it’ll survive only in another form under another ownership. Maybe it’ll go bankrupt.

Engineering journey

Engineering journey

New Paltz hopes to become the Mid-Hudson REDC’s first-ever village to receive the $10-million state DRI grant awarded annually to a municipality in the region.

Movin’ on up

Movin’ on up

Two Kingston projects years in the making marked significant milestones this week, taking important steps toward their larger ambitions. In doing so, they provided clues about the new directions toward which the Ulster County economy is evolving. They are harbingers of change.

A watchdog that bites

A watchdog that bites

The Empire Center plays a significant watchdog role bringing transparency to government. It combs through public information and makes it available to the public. Its information-gathering and analysis perform a vital role. Somebody has to do it.

Beautiful city

Beautiful city

Driving around Newburgh last August, New York Magazine writer Simone Kitchens got the sense that some kind of change was going on. Many newcomers, “drawn to the incredibly affordable, stately housing stock and growing creative communities,” were moving in, she said. Might Newburgh have the potential to become the next Hudson, “the onetime working-class town where antique lamps now go for $7000?” 

There’s a place for place

There’s a place for place

Should American political and economic policies be directed more toward poor places and less toward poor people? The data shows that the kids who don’t move to a better neighborhood make less than their parents and those that do make more.

Change in one community

Change in one community

Kingston is becoming a hothouse for the interplay of past and future. How does a small city justifiably proud of its long and illustrious history negotiate its route to a prosperous future? How should it evolve?