New hotel hopes to court Hudson Valley ‘makers’

HUDSON — The Maker Hotel was meant to open here in late March or early April. The coronavirus pandemic, of course, prevented that from happening.

But as the hotel prepares for its grand opening next week after about five years of development, its owners hope it can serve as a safe and healthy place for artists, writers and other creative minds to get away from the hustle and bustle of … Read More

A Canadian man set out on a solo sail around the world in October. He returned 9 months later in the middle of a pandemic.



a man in a boat on a body of water: Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN


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Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN

A Canadian man who set out on a solo sail 267 days ago returned to land earlier this month to a much different world than he left.

Bert terHart, a public speaker and IT entrepreneur, set sail from Victoria, British Columbia, in October, making

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