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Jul 26, 2009 6:14 am
Murphy may bring home bacon to Greene and Columbia counties
From The Daily Mail
WASHINGTON - New U.S. Representative Scott Murphy may fund four projects in his District (D-20) with his additions to the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act (THUD) FY 2010. If the bill passes the Senate, he will bring $200,000 for restoration and repair of the Hudson Area Library and $100,000 for a trains-to-trails program in Greene County. The Daily Mail reporter speculates that the former Catskill to Cairo rail line will be turned into a recereation path. The $1,140,000 four-item pool Murphy may bring to the region includes $40,000 for sidewalk upgrades in the Delaware County community of Sidney; and $800,000 for upgrade and renovation of Warren County’s Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport.

County, state sales taxes exempted for development
From The Daily Mail
COXSACKIE - The Greene County Industrial Development Agency exempted Coxsackie Waterfront Properties LLC from county and state sales taxes on building materials and construction costs on projects at 45 Reed St., 49 Reed St., and 1 Mansion St. for a projected cost to taxpayers/benefit to the company of $1.2 million. The company, owned by retired businessman Thomas Giamboi, also received a Quantum Fund loan of $260,000 toward that number in October of last year.

Part of Route 212 in Saugerties to be closed this week
From The Daily Freeman
SAUGERTIES - State Route 212 between Railroad Avenue and Teetsel Street in Saugerties will be closed from today through Thursday. Westbound traffic should take Ulster Avenue to Canoe Hill Road to Kraut Road to U.S. Route 9W to Malden Turnpike to state Route 32 and then back to Ulster Avenue. Eastbound traffic should take Ulster Avenue to Route 32 to Malden Turnpike to Route 9W to Main Street and back to Ulster Avenue.