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Local headlines February 9, 2011

Feb 09, 2011 6:18 am
Pulvers suffers another roof collapse
The Register-Star reports that on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 8, another portion of the roof at Pulver's Glass on Green Street in Hudson caved in, doubling the damage to the 90 year old building next to the Chinese buffet. A spaghetti dinner benefit has been planned for he Historic Blue Store restaurant in Livingston at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18.

$122M Powerball winner comes forward
More than three weeks since the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing, the jackpot winner of a $122 million haul has submitted their ticket to the New York State Division of Lottery, said Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman. The sole jackpot-winning ticket in the multi-state lottery was sold at the Clothespin Laundromat in Catskill but according to the Daily Mail, the identity of the region’s newest millionaire remains a mystery — with the Lottery not revealing gender, age, or residence of the jackpot winner until a later press conference.

Strong-arm robbery arrest in Columbia County
The Times Union has a front page story on the arrest of a man charged with the Hillsdale convenience store robbery that occurred shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve. Lellan Smith, 37, of Philmont, and on parole, was arrested on Monday on a charge of second-degree robbery and is being questioned regarding a number of other break-ins in Claverack and Philmont..

Indian casino appears dead

According to the Mid Hudson News Network, the Wisconsin Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe casino proposed for Sullivan County appears headed for rejection with a lawyer for the tribe saying Interior Department officials told him it was “highly unlikely” that the casino and resort would be approved despite the fact that former governor David Paterson signed a pact with the Stockbridge-Munsees allowing the gaming facility. "bad vibrations."

Jobless rate improves in two-thirds of U.S. metros—Albany not included
The Albany Business Journal has a piece stating that a total of 238 metros registered improvements in their jobless rates last year, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nineteen metros were unchanged, while the remaining 115 areas suffered increases in unemployment. Albany saw its jobless rate slip from 6.9 percent in December 2009 to 7.0 percent this past December 2010, a lot better than most... except in the downward trend of the numbers.