Legoland Opens!

July 9, 2021

Gov. Cuomo was in Orange County July 9 to mark the official opening of Legoland New York in Goshen. Our 17-Forward-86 Coalition members Maureen Halahan, CEO of the Orange County Partnership, and Todd Diorio, President of the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, were among those thanked for their efforts in helping to bring the […]

NYSDOT Updates Public on Environmental Study of Route 17 Corridor

March 22, 2021

More than 100 community and business leaders from the Hudson Valley zoomed in March 18 for a presentation by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) on the status of a Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) study of the Route 17 corridor in Orange and Sullivan counties. Members of the coalition 17-Forward-86 voiced support for the […]

New York State’s path to recovery can be paved through infrastructure projects

August 3, 2020

New York, like states all across the country, confronts the immediate effects of a paralyzing national recession, the longer-term challenge of improving our competitive position in the global economy, and the specter of a dangerous, ugly divisiveness among our people.

Maureen Halahan and Marc Baez: Working together to rebuild our workforce, our region

May 4, 2020

During these uncertain times, the people of New York state have benefited from Gov. Cuomo’s leadership and that of our federal, state and local officials while, once again, showing remarkable resilience.

Officials want to ease ‘pain’ on Rte. 17

February 26, 2020

Residents, lawmakers and community stakeholders are tired of waiting for action on Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties. They said Wednesday they want to ‘add a third lane to ease the pain.’

Hudson Valley coalition pushing for Route 17 expansion

February 14, 2020

A coalition advocating for the expansion of Route 17 is meeting with local realtors and investors in Orange County about the impacts of the proposal.

Big commercial projects find home in mid-Hudson

December 30, 2019

Economic development keeps humming in the mid-Hudson, more than 10 years into the longest economic expansion in U.S. history.

Senators demand widening of Route 17: This project cannot wait any longer

December 11, 2019

There are renewed calls today to approve a $500 million roadway expansion project in Orange County.

My turn

November 1, 2019

Doing business in New York is tough, and at every turn we encounter another barrier.

Resolution for Town of Warwick to Support Upgrading Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan Counties

October 25, 2019

WHEREAS, The Mid-Hudson Region is achieving economic and population growth due to its proximity to New York City and other states as well as being home to attractive communities with a high quality of life.