Economy

At risk of development?

At risk of development?

Should the New York City metropolitan area have more people and more jobs? If so, how many more? Where in the 31-county region should they be located? And what needs to be done to ensure a habitable environment for everybody?

Back to school

Back to school

What is being done is nowhere near what is needed. The local public schools are not using to the full extent the skills and the knowledge and the resources of the amazing communities they serve. Busing more kids around may help, but it’s not going to the heart of the problem.

Norwegian throttles back

Norwegian throttles back

For the past year, Norwegian Air has been making a big splash in the Hudson Valley economy with its inexpensive fares for transatlantic flights between Stewart Airport in Newburgh and a handful of European destinations. But the highly leveraged Scandinavian discount carrier’s plans — and indeed its very independence — may be in jeopardy.

Learning the ropes

Learning the ropes

What if a public body advertised and held an annual hearing about an important policy and no one showed up to suggest changes? And then people complained about the implementation of the unchanged policy, going so far as to accuse the members of the public body of being corrupt? That’s what’s been going on in Ulster County.

Mother’s milk

Mother’s milk

A congressional district where a decade ago less than a million dollars was being spent every two years is this year facing $20 million and probably more in political spending on the general election.