New Paltz, NY Industry

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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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.


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…
Times Union

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.

Major development proposed in Malden

A new development could see upwards of 190,000 square feet of industrial uses spread across 23.9 acres at 217 Malden Turnpike in Saugerties. According to an email sent by the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, the property is owned by the Saugerties-based Duncan Properties and it is working with the architectural and engineering firm Passero Associates, which lists offices across New York State, and also in Vermont, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Ohio.
Times Herald-Record

My view: Newburgh doesn’t need more fracked gas

Danskammer LLC is hoping to expand their fracked gas plant north of Newburgh into a fully operational facility set to run all the time. But Newburgh doesn’t need more fracked gas, or more air pollution. In August, I joined 174 other New Yorkers at public hearings to ask Gov. Hochul to deny Danskammer the air permit it needs to expand.

UFS and the CIA Team Up to Develop a Free Leadership Training Program as an Industry Service for #FairKitchens

#FairKitchens Believes Effective Leadership is Key to Creating Positive Kitchen Culture and Retaining Staff. Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Today, #FairKitchens, a global movement driving change to secure a healthier and more sustainable foodservice industry, is launching a new leadership training program, free to any hospitality business. Entitled “Leading a Fair Kitchen,” it aims to improve working environments and address staff retention issues by empowering leaders with insight and practical tips from others in the industry. The training is presented by Unilever Food Solutions, one of the co-founders of #FairKitchens, together with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), which lent its expertise as an industry service.
Daily Freeman

Red Hook looks to establish guidelines for micro-hydroelectric facilities

RED HOOK, N.Y. — The Town Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 22, on a zoning amendment that would establish special-use guidelines for the construction of micro-hydroelectric facilities that generate a maximum of 100 kilowatts of electricity. The hearing is to start at 7:35 p.m. in the...

The Rural We: Nena Johnson

Knitters, fiber vendors, and sheep buyers and sellers will be thrilled to know that the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival is mostly returning to its regular Dutchess County Fairgrounds site after last year’s all-digital version. The annual extravaganza of wool will be a combination of on-site events and shopping, and online offerings October 16-17. Nena Johnson, the festival’s director since 2018, tells us what to expect now that the beloved event is baa-ack for its 41st year.

NYSPSC gives go-ahead for construction multi-million dollar electricity transmission projects

The New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) on Sept. 9 approved the second construction phase of the 86-mile, $484 million Smart Path project in St. Lawrence County and it approved the 12-mile, approximately $100 million Rock Tavern to Sugarloaf transmission project in Orange County. “The development of new transmission...
Times Union

Farms continue to push forward despite flooding, damage by recent storms

A week after back-to-back tropical depressions dumped heavy rain and caused flash flooding in parts of the Hudson Valley, area farms say they’re trying to remain optimistic about finishing out their growing season and fall harvest. “It’s not all ruined, but any time there is so much rain — with...

Agriculture and tradition at fair

GOSHEN — The Goshen Fair was held over Labor Day Weekend, as is the tradition, with hundreds of people coming out for fair food, fair rides, fair games and the important judging of animals, from tiny cavies to massive beef and dairy cattle. Contests of strength and skill included everything...

Pine Island. No tears allowed at the chamber’s onion eating contest

The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Onion Eating Contest on Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion. Orange County legislator and local farmer Paul Ruszkiewicz emceed the contest for the organizer, Alex Kocot, who was one of the competitors. A large crowd cheered...

Danskammer Threatens Valley’s Health and Environmental Justice

The proposed fracked-gas plant expansion would hurt communities of color — and harm air quality along the Hudson and beyond. Back in 2019, the New York State Legislature passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, mandating a decline in greenhouse gas emissions throughout the state. In light of the legislation, the proposed expansion of Danskammer, a fracked-gas power plant in Newburgh, Orange County, which is still being mulled over by state environmental agencies, would likely be the last of its kind in New York.