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Ex-Pittsburgh Mayor Shares Ideas on Poughkeepsie’s Revitalization

By Amanda Purcell /The Poughkeepsie Journal

Tom Murphy, the former Pittsburgh mayor credited with turning the former industrial city’s economic fortunes around, visited with Hudson Valley leaders Tuesday to discuss the hard decisions urban centers like the City of Poughkeepsie face in order to grow their economies in the next 20 to 30 years.

“You’re at a moment […]

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Highlights City’s Turnaround

Mid-Hudson News
POUGHKEEPSIE – If you compare the rebirth of the City of Pittsburgh to the transformation of the City of Middletown, you will see the Orange County city is on the right track. That assessment comes from Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano, who is following […]

Jonathan Drapkin: All Roads Lead to Need for Better Infrastructure

May 18. 2016

Infrastructure — not the most exciting thing that government does, but when it fails, boy are citizens upset.

It is national Infrastructure Week. Events are taking place all over the country to try to bring attention to an expenditure that typically draws the response, “Why pay for it today when we can put it off until […]

2018-12-06T16:48:25-04:00May 19th, 2016|Categories: Columns & Op-Ed Articles|

It’s Maloney and Gibson in Across the Aisle IV on Feb. 17

Pattern for Progress Moderates as Congressmen Talk Hudson Valley Issues

FEBRUARY 1, 2016 – Congressmen Chris Gibson, R-19, and Sean Patrick Maloney, D-18, will talk about what it means to represent the Hudson Valley in Washington when they get together for the fourth annual edition of Across the Aisle on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Poughkeepsie. Hosted […]

Managing Casino Expectations

By Jonathan Drapkin

Posted Jan. 3, 2016

Lofty resolutions are a tradition at the start of a new year. But a few resolutions must be well-grounded in reality – such as those that come along with a new resort casino.

For decades, Sullivan County pursued a dream to have a full-fledged, casino-style gaming facility. Last month, that dream […]

2016-03-15T17:28:13-04:00January 4th, 2016|Categories: Columns & Op-Ed Articles, News|Tags: , , , |