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Jun 23, 2009 4:39 am
Comments Sought On County Mitigation Plan for Hazards
CATSKILL — Greene County is seeking comments on a draft hazard mitigation plan that would make the county and its towns and villages eligible for federal aid to lessen the impact of disasters. Warren Hart, the director of the county’s Economic Development and Planning Office, said comments will be incorporated into a final draft before the proposed All-Hazards Mitigation Plan is adopted by participating municipalities. Each municipality will adopt an annex, a portion of the countywide plan that specifically deals with that municipality’s area. The county will adopt the overall plan, he said.

Greene County Names New Historian
CATSKILL — David C. Dorpfeld of Coxsackie has been appointed Greene County historian to replace Raymond Beecher, who died last year. Dorpfeld will be paid a salary rate of $1,800 per year for a term that will expire at the end of 2009. “We’re never going to replace Mr. Beecher, but I think Dave will do a very outstanding job because he’s passionate about history,” said county Legislature Chairman Wayne Speenburgh, R-Coxsackie. Speenburgh said Dorpfeld is retired from a state job and has been a part of the Greene County Historical Society for more than 30 years. He described Dorpfeld is a “very nice man” who volunteers two days a week at the Vedder Memorial Library in Coxsackie.

Senate GOP goes ahead with 3 p.m. session
ALBANY – According to a press release, the New York State Senate plans to take up 74 bills today at 3 p.m., including a revenue extender affecting Greene County.

Senators look into rising gas prices
MID-HUDSON – Prices at the pump have risen by as much as 60 cents per gallon in the last two months and New York’s two U.S. senators want to look into it. On the one hand, it could be the annual summertime spike in prices, but there could be another factor, said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
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