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Aug 01, 2009 4:46 am

The Migliorelli Farm store opened this week in Hudson, on the corner of Warren St. and Third St. They also have farm stands at Rt. 199 and River Road in Rhinebeck (the bridge approach) and Rt. 9 in Red Hook across from Rhinebeck Savings Bank.

Seward calls on Paterson to spend stimulus funds on dairy farmers
Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) calls on the governor to release $60 million in federal stimulus funds to save New York farms in the above mp3 audio clip. Seward has written the governor asking him to appropriate $60 million in unclaimed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) money to assist farmers in the short term.

Murphy: No more clunker cash just yet
From Capitol Confidential
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 316 to 109 on Friday to provide emergency funds for the so-called "cash-for-clunkers" car-rebate program after the original funding was quickly snapped up. Local representative Scott Murphy (D-NY20) voted against the measure. "Earlier this year, I voted for $1 billion for the Cash for Clunkers program, but before we spend another $2 billion, we should take the time to assess what worked and what didn’t," Murphy said. "I am committed to carefully evaluating these programs to ensure that we are good stewards of your tax dollars."