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Goin’ down (again) to Yasgur’s farm

Two months after the Great Depression began, it is doubtful Alan Gerry’s parents were contemplating their  newborn son would one day become one of Sullivan County’s richest men and the builder of what he predicts will be the Hudson Valley’s version of Saratoga’s or Tanglewood’s performing arts centers.

Mets manager trades cleats for compassion

When the March of Dimes needed some juice for the lineup at Morton’s steakhouse in Stamford last week, the birth-defects charity penciled in Willie Randolph at the top of the scorecard.

Life and the fight for it trump death

Like most of us, Sheryl Santi-Luks is busy Monday mornings  preparing for the week – but she’s always got time to talk about how she and her first husband, Emilio John Santi, started their moving and storage business in 1974 and how, in a strange twist, that led to her affinity for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Arc of triumph

Keeping pace with the digital age and a growing entrepreneurial trend among nonprofits, officials at Westchester Arc have launched a for-profit business that provides electronic scanning services to public entities and private firms and jobs for persons with developmental disabilities and other county residents.

Red Cross seeks leader savvy to county ways

The Westchester County chapter of the American Red Cross has begun searching for a chief executive officer to lead the agency, which has gone three months with interim national Red Cross staffers holding key local posts.

Entergy pitches in for disaster relief

Entergy Nuclear Northeast is asking the Westchester business community to match the company’s $20,000 Challenge Grant to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

“We’re a provider of four-paw love”

Twenty years ago, when many buildings in Kingston’s waterfront Rondout district were boarded up, Merle Borenstein left her restaurant management job in Manhattan and opened the Armadillo restaurant on Abeel Street.

Women entrepreneurs told to keep eye on end goal

New York’s first lady, Silda Wall Spitzer, visited the Hudson Valley recently to take part in the Key Bank’s Women in Business forum at Dutchess County’s Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

Jeff Micklas

Jeff Micklas remembers watching the New York City Marathon with his grandfather on the TV set in the family home in Ossining.

Adams optimistic about state’s growth

Speaking in Tarrytown last week, a leading advocate for statewide business growth and economic development said he is “optimistic” that New York is “moving forward” in reclaiming its status as the Empire State in the national economy.

People’s completes last step of IPO

The parent company of Bridgeport-based People’s Bank completed its initial public offering of stock, raising $3.4 billion.