Upstate Unplugged: What happens when small towns and villages struggle to compete for state grants?
Small towns and villages across the state are facing an incredibly uncertain future. Declining/aging population, aging infrastructure, lack of basic services, and inability to compete for grant money ... more
UPSTATE UNPLUGGED: How can rural communities seeking grant funds use Montour Falls as an example?
The NY Forward program adopts the "Plan-then-Act" strategy initiated by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. After Montour Falls' major win this week, we caught up with Mayor Ryan to learn more about the blueprint for grant ... more
UPSTATE UNPLUGGED: Are local communities going to lose control over housing?
Will towns, villages, and cities lose local control over housing in New York? In this edition we take a closer look at Gov. Hochul's housing proposals, and hear from former Geneva City Manager Matt Horn, ... more
UPSTATE UNPLUGGED: What’s next for housing in New York? Will communities have a voice?
This weekly newsletter is going to dive into big issues. We’ll also incorporate some conversations with interesting people along the way! Come along for the ride and welcome to our first edition! Sign-up to receive it in ... more