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HealthAlliance gets $6.5 million state grant

HealthAlliance gets $6.5 million state grant

“Five years in health care is a whole other world,” said David Scarpino, three months in the job as president and chief executive officer at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, the Kingston-based healthcare provider. “It’s no longer about bricks and mortar.” HealthAlliance announced at a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 20 that the state has awarded...
HealthAlliance decides it can no longer go it alone

HealthAlliance decides it can no longer go it alone

After a year of virtual silence about its long-term plans, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley late last week accepted the resignation of its CEO, David Lundquist, and disclosed that it’s been having affiliation talks for several months with potential merger partners. It appears that HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, the Kingston-based integrated healthcare system which...
A one-hospital town?

A one-hospital town?

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Ulster County’s largest employer with 1,600 full-time and 600 part-time employees, is preparing for downsizing. According to a press release issued last Friday afternoon, financial challenges are causing the health care organization to evaluate options to reduce expenses and improve efficiency, “including actively pursuing a single-campus alternative in Kingston.” According...
Canadian power play for Central Hudson

Canadian power play for Central Hudson

Central Hudson, the regional utility providing energy to much of the Mid-Hudson Valley, announced Tuesday, Feb. 21 that it has agreed to its sale to a Canadian electric and gas distribution firm, Fortis Inc., for about $1.5 billion in cash, including the assumption by Fortis of $500 million in Central Hudson debt. Holders of the...
Would 72-unit Midtown housing proposal change the neighborhood for better or worse?

Would 72-unit Midtown housing proposal change the neighborhood for better or worse?

Though many obstacles could intervene, Midtown Kingston is well on its way to getting 72 new units of affordable housing for seniors and the disabled. An audience of about sixty people showed up at a public hearing heard by Kingston’s planning board this past Monday night in the common-council chambers. Though concerns were raised about...
Will Indian Point close?

Will Indian Point close?

The battle over whether to relicense the two Indian Point nuclear plants at Buchanan in Westchester County in 2013 and 2015 respectively is a complex one dividing the state’s top politicians. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has supported replacement of the plants with energy from other sources. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg supports their relicensing. Together,...