Weekly Link Round Up

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Cher Vick.

What Becomes of an Abandoned City Hall? [NC]
The Difference a DIY Cultural Revival Can Make [CL]
Newburgh to mark start of skateboard park construction [THR]
Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools [Forbes]
Tax breaks for mega-deals OK, but bring back incentives for smaller projects, too [DFP]

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One Comment

  • -What was all the initial budget fuss about if the city can just ‘create’ $s? At the same city council meeting when the start of the skate park was approved the council also approved vying for a $740k matching grant for ‘policing’. The City’s comptroller has repeatedly stated her concern to the council about the future carrying costs related to awarded grants.
    -“bring back vocational training…” It never left, it was just pushed onto BOCE type of learning institutions after the fact so the industrial collegiate complex could take the place of employment as part of the GDP. $1.3 trill. in college debt later, here we are. I had to laugh at the statement “not so good at math”. Try building a stair, a machine part, or a hvac system (that actually works) without math or conceptual thought. Those entering today’s manufacturing workforce, more than ever, need a firm grasp of ‘theory & practice’ to be successful. Robotics and a.i. are replacing the lesser skilled. It use to be one could train in a vocation and be payed while apprenticing. Now, thanks to the ‘planners’, a young person must pay the “professional” as part of the curriculum. Pathetic.
    -“bring back Incentives…”. ‘Er cut income taxes and stop assigning property and school usage as a wealth tax. Just like healthcare, these ‘economic’ initiatives ignore the underlining costs issues.
    Michael G. was right..only Newburgh isn’t alone seemingly to operate in a “constant “state of desperation”.
    So “bring back” this, “bring back” that, bring it on home… https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=Bup_W6W8axI