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Saugerties school board looks toward achievement

Saugerties school board looks toward achievement

Within the larger goal of student achievement are areas of focus like raising the four year graduation rate above 90 percent, clarifying the journey toward graduation for all district stakeholders, defining grade level success in all content areas for all grades, ensuring educational practices are culturally sensitive, and establishing instructional strategies that are most likely to find success with the district’s students.

A big new tenant for the Hudson Valley Mall?

A big new tenant for the Hudson Valley Mall?

The best business deals are those that start out with two parties each needing what the other can offer. Jim Hyland, whose firm The Farm Bridge presently employs about 50 people in the TechCity facility in the Town of Ulster, intends to move soon. He needs about 40,000 square feet of space for his food processing business. Jim Hull, owner of 36 malls in the nation, has that much space — and more — available at the Hudson Valley Mall three minutes away across Route 9W. Will the two get together? They’re working on it.

Donaldson hands out assignments to Ulster legislature members

Donaldson hands out assignments to Ulster legislature members

Democratic committee chairs appointed by Donaldson include Lynn Archer of Ways and Means; Bartels of Laws and Rules; Jim Delaune of Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services; Manna Jo Greene of Energy and Environment; new legislator Eve Walter of Law Enforcement and Public Safety; and returning legislator Brian Cahill of Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit.

In Ulster, opioid panel speaks of progress

In Ulster, opioid panel speaks of progress

Seeking a local strategy to combat the devastation of the opioid epidemic, Ulster County sheriff Juan Figueroa and a panel of counselors, healthcare professionals, advocates and justice-system officials outlined methods and fielded questions from a crowd of about 60 people at SUNY Ulster Wednesday, January 15.

Clegg makes it official

Clegg makes it official

District Attorney Dave Clegg was formally sworn into office last week in a packed ceremony at the Ulster County Courthouse. The 66 year-old former trial attorney is the first Democrat to hold the DA’s office since 1850. The swearing in comes after a weeks-long process to verify the results of November’s election where Clegg prevailed over Republican former Chief Assistant District Attorney Mike Kavanagh by just 78 votes.

Hudson Valley Airbnb hosts earned $14 million in five big 2019 weekends

Hudson Valley Airbnb hosts earned $14 million in five big 2019 weekends

Local homeowners earned  a combined $13.8 million in income while welcoming approximately 55,800 guest arrivals for the five biggest guest arrival weekends in 2019 across the region, including Columbus Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and peak fall foliage tourism weekends, according to the company. Once again, Ulster County led the way in the Mid-Hudson by a wide margin.