New Paltz, NY Business

7 Businesses on Rte 9 We Wish Would Come Back

The Hudson Valley has watched a lot of businesses come and go and sometimes come and go again. Here are a few that people miss the most. It's sad but if you drive up and down Rte 9 from Fishkill to Poughkeepsie you may notice that the road can often look like a business graveyard. Maybe not quite a graveyard because many of these old businesses are still standing. They are more like monuments or shrines.
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Strategic team talks space operations with cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Team members from across the Space and Missile Defense Command recruited future space operations officers for Army space’s Functional Area 40 during the U.S. Military Academy’s Branch Week, Sept. 8-10. Branch Week offers cadets the chance to explore career options by learning about the Army’s branches and functional areas. For those representing the FA40 team, Branch Week gave them time to explain the importance of Army space as well as identify cadets interested in becoming space operations officers.
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‘Factory of the future’ in Kingston

A Brooklyn-grown design company is now setting its sights on the Hudson Valley as the backdrop for its new headquarters. RBW, short for Rich Brilliant Willing, a play on the names of founders Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams was founded in 2008, and is now an award-winning LED lighting fixture design company.

No action needed to build home on Colton Lane in New Paltz

Monika Cowley’s consultants will be reporting back to their client that going through the Town of New Paltz’s Planning Board will not expedite the building of a house along the private Colton Lane. Engineer Geoffrey Bass brought to the Board a proposal to move the property line between two lots Cowley owns, in order to build the size house that Cowley desires thereupon. Bass explained that Cowley’s preference is to simply combine the two lots, but after consulting with staff in the Town’s Building Department, Bass had the impression that this could not occur until January. Filing an application to revise the lot line was a bid to allow construction to begin this year.

Critics seek pause in farm's plans to add over 30 cabins, host events

For four years, a farm in Wingdale in the Town of Dover near the Connecticut border has been laying the groundwork for a hospitality development on its 250-acre property. Now a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20 will help determine if a comprehensive environmental review of the project is needed.
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Riverkeeper comes out against proposal to moor barges in Hudson

GERMANTOWN — A major regional environmental group has come out against a proposal to moor up to three barges off of Germantown in southern Columbia County. However Riverkeeper, which successfully fought against a proposal to anchor oil barges along the Hudson in the 2010s, is not opposing the proposal for environmental reasons.


Barton & Loguidice (B&L), an engineering, planning, environmental and landscape architecture firm with 350 employees throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, has welcomed Eric Duden, PE, to the firm as a business development representative based in its New Paltz, New York office. With more than 25 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, Duden has been involved…

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing access

With the turn of a key, Yolanda Fearon is embarking on a new chapter in life. She just purchased her first home, a three-bedroom townhouse on William Street, through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh’s affordable home ownership program. "It’s a relief, because the process … there was some bumps...

Pine Plains first to allow local pot sales while Amenia drags on

HARLEM VALLEY — With the clock ticking until New York State’s end-of-year deadline for municipalities to opt in or out of permitting cannabis dispensaries and lounges, the Pine Plains Town Board voted to allow cannabis dispensaries but not lounges at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16. The Marijuana Regulation and...