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Jul 21, 2011 10:55 pm
Friar Tuck Inn in Catskill sells for $2.4M
Ariel Zangla in The Daily Freeman reports that the Friar Tuck Inn and Spa on Route 32 in Catskill has been sold for $2.425 million to L and H Resort Systems LP. Win Morrison, the realtor for the resort with 376 guest rooms, 52,000 square feet of exhibition space, banquet facilities, conference rooms, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and an indoor Jacuzzi, said the buyers were "foreign." The article does not hint at what they might do with the large property. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.

Proposed highway garage could cost up to $3.5 million
The Greene County News' Melanie Lekocevic reports that the Town of Coxsackie wants to build a new highway garage costing as much as $3.5 million, on a 12-acre parcel of land on Bailey Street near the railroad tracks. Currently, the town uses a building on Bailey Street, opposite the Little League field, that was built in 1935, and is reported to be in disrepair. “We would pay for this through a bond,” Town Supervisor Alex Betke told the paper. “We could probably go as many as thirty years to keep the monthly cost down. That’s one school of thought. Others might have other ideas about financing.” The proposed highway garage plans are available at the town clerk’s office on Reed St. Read the story in The Greene County News.

Cairo Democrats pick candidates
Cairo Democrats caucused at the Acra Community Center Thu., July 21, picking a slate of unopposed candidates for elections this fall: for Supervisor, Ted Banta; for Town Justice, David Hart; for Town Council, Patricia "Pat" Byron and incumbent Rich Lorenz; for Town Clerk, Linda Keever; for Highway Superintendent, Lou O'Connor; and for Tax Collector, Coleen Ray.

National Grid sets record for electricity demand
National Grid electricity customers in upstate New York set a record for demand Thursday, July 21, using more than 7,000 megawatts, beating the previous peak of 6,915 megawatts set on July 8, 2010. "National Grid's increased investment in the upstate New York electric system in recent years directly supports our reliability during summer's peaks," said Kenneth D. Daly, National Grid president for New York. "We continue to encourage customers to be prudent with their energy use and urge all customers, especially seniors, to safeguard their health as they try to stay cool." Friday should be slightly cooler, but if everyone could turn off a few lights today it might add up.

Saratoga Race Course opens Friday
Horse racing should get under way for 40 days at the Saratoga Race Course, if the heat today does not cause a cancellation. Track officials are monitoring weather conditions, but expect to race today. NBC will be airing racing from Saratoga for the next seven Saturdays on television this year.
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