Tag Archives: Dutchess County

Balancing Past and Future in Staatsburg

A friend recently commented about my Assembly District, saying  “I know you have MANY communities!” and she is right. The Hudson Valley is rich with the sense of community, and that’s one of the things I truly love about this … Continue reading

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The Economic Engines that Could

It’s no secret that I am bullish about our beautiful Hudson Valley and passionate about ensuring that the very things we love about our region —  the family farms, rich history, cultural treasures and spectacular natural resources — become the … Continue reading

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Women’s History is Hudson Valley History

Women’s history has long been written on the leaves of diaries, penned across the pages of let­ters and scribbled on the backs of photographs.Their stories — even those of bravery or tur­moil — tend to be shared in family lore, … Continue reading

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Parsing Education Issues in New York State

  In recent months, I have had the opportunity to talk with many members of our community — teachers, administrators, parents and students — about the state of education in New York State, particularly the critical and controversial issues of … Continue reading

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State Funding and Local Jobs

Economic development and the creation of local jobs remain my key priorities and I want to be sure Hudson Valley and Capital Region businesses are aware of the timetable for the next round of state grants through the Regional Economic … Continue reading

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Bullish on the Hudson Valley. Bullish on New York.

The new year has kicked off in extraordinary fashion, beginning with our district swearing-in — with 200 friends and supporters — as Member of the New York State Assembly representing the new 106th AD. Held at the historic  Franklin D. Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Senior Moments

“One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.”  Will Rogers It has been a privilege and a learning experience to be a member of the New York … Continue reading

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