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Dutchess County Tourism partners with Metro-North

Mary Kay Vrba, director of Dutchess County Tourism (DCT), spoke about some of the exciting initiatives of her office at the monthly breakfast of the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce April 25.

Proposed condos would transform uptown Kingston

A proposal to construct a 12-story mixed-used condominium building in Kingston’s historic uptown is causing battle lines to be drawn between businesses and city officials who passionately support the project and preservationists and residents who just as fervently oppose it.

Panelists cite opportunities for entrepreneurial women

How do women approach business differently from men?

Nonprofit outlines challenges of providing work force housing in Ulster

Five years ago, you probably wouldn’t have seen someone like Kevin O’Connor speaking at an Ulster County Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

Hinchey depicts Hudson Valley as ‘energy valley’

U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Hurley, has introduced an energy bill in the House of Representatives that would promote energy conservation, reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, encourage the development of alternative fuels and repeal the $8 billion in tax breaks that benefit oil, gas, nuclear and coal companies.

40 finger lickin’ years

The KFC restaurant on the corner of Ulster and Foxhall avenues has been serving customers for 40 years, making it one of Kingston’s most enduring businesses.

Kingston’s hospitals move ahead with consolidation

Since adopted into law at the end of last year, the recommendations of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, or the Berger Commission as it’s better known, have triggered a number of lawsuits from health-care employee unions and facilities that have been slated for closing or downsizing.

Seminar provides wake-up call to tourism officials

Everyone knows Oak Ridge, Tenn., is where the atomic bomb was born, but for years town officials were at pains to sweep that information under the rug.

Developers seek new retailers as city’s Main Street comes back to...

The revitalization of Poughkeepsie’s Main Street is well under way with the completion of two new mixed-use projects, The Luckey Platt Building and The Hamilton.

Fed has funding available for startups, other ventures

It’s no secret that entrepreneurial ventures are the breeding ground for new technologies and products that have transformed modern life.