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Local headlines Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feb 02, 2011 5:59 am
Get ready for more/Snow blankets county
The weather dominates all our local papers again today, with both the Daily Mail and Register-Star leading with snow stories that are closely followed by updates on how the white stuff is starting to eat at annual budgets, and new calls for snow emergencies in our cities and towns.

Painful road to recover ahead
The Times Union offers reports and analysis of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's release of a new 2011-2012 state budget yesterday, while local papers are running with local politicos responses to the proposal, most of it respectfully "positive" towards its tough love measures.

Hospital sees increase in flu
The Register-Star checks in at Columbia Memorial Hospital and finds that because the press wasn't going on about any new strains of flu this year, fewer people got flu shots, which has resulted in more people coming down with the flu in December and January. It's not too late to get the shot now, doctors say.

Deportation of Saugerties resident on hold another year
The Daily Freeman has an upbeat update on the immigration saga of Argentinian restaurateurs Emilio and Analia Maya, who own Tango Cafe right in the center of the village, who have been given a one year stay on deportation proceedings as Rep. Maurice Hinchey moves a bill on their behalf through Congress.

Yes Virginia, there is diesel in frac fluid
The Watershed Post updates everyone on new ingredients being "leaked" in hearings on the controversial gas drilling process that's proposed for the southern Catskills and much of central New York. This story will get a full update later today.

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