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Greene arts council in fiscal bind

Aug 06, 2010 11:31 pm
The Greene County Council on the Arts mailed a desperate fundraising letter to their membership this week, explaining how the state's late budget has them in a two-month hole with little funding. The missive read: "Due to the late state budget in Albany, we have very limited cash flow to keep the lights on and the doors open! Government funds we count on for operational costs will not be distributed for another six to eight weeks or more. We are at our maximum with the line of credit extended by the bank. We are in full financial "red line" crisis!" The Council saw an almost 20 percent cut in local, state and federal fund last year and closed its Windham gallery, and expects a similar 15-20 percent cut in government funding this year. To contribute to their cause send tax-deductible contributions to the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414. Credit Cards are accepted by phone or mail. For more information, call 518-943-3400 or e-mail gcca@greenearts.org.