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Jul 01, 2011 12:18 am
Prisons close, but not here
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closing of seven state prisons on Thursday, June 30, and none of the closures were in Greene or Columbia counties. Announced for closure are four minimum-security facilities for men: Buffalo Work Release in Erie County, Camp Georgetown in Madison County, Summit Shock in Schoharie County and Fulton Work Release in Bronx County, and three medium-security facilities for men: Arthur Kill in Richmond County, Mid-Orange in Orange County, and Oneida in Oneida County. Those working at the facilities new such cuts were coming, and they came in the order of 3,800 beds, but not facilities in Coxsackie or Hudson. "The closings of these facilities not only will force "double bunking," which puts two dangerous criminals in a space designed for one, it will greatly reduce the "step-down" treatment of inmates," said New York State Public Employees Federation President Ken Brynien.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk superintendent resigns after two years
Carol DeMare in the Albany Times-Union reports that Daniel A. Teplesky, superintendent of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District for the last two years, is moving to the Monticello School District in Sullivan County effective Aug. 1. A district press release said that Teplesky steered the district "through unprecedented fiscal pressures" faced by the district "as a result of historic reductions in state aid and a weak economy," DeMare writes. "I'm proud of the work we have accomplished during the past two years in preparing for the state's more rigorous learning standards and improving student achievement," Teplesky said in the article. Read the full story in the Albany Times-Union.

Here comes the boss?
Diane Valden in The Columbia Paper reports that the Columbia County Manager Initiative Subcommittee's 36-page report, "The Case for a County Manager," released last week (and available online) makes the case that someone should bottom-line the county's $150 million budget, its 1,000 employees, the 300 retirees it supports, its 28 operating departments and the four unions it negotiates with on a full-time basis. Supervisor Art Bassin (D-Ancram) served on the subcommittee and told Valden on Tuesday that the committee's research “led to the conclusion that this county is not well managed.” Twenty-three part-time town supervisors are managing a $150 million annual budget and “it's not being done very well,” he said. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.

Empire State Baseball League
13U Coxsackie Owlz 6 - Clifton Park 1
Justin Maldonado threw a complete-game four-hitter to lead the 13U Coxsackie Owlz (10-1, 12-3) over Clifton Park 6-1 on Thursday, June 30. Maldonado allowed one unearned run while walking three and striking out tenand went 2-2 at bat with 2 RBIs. The 13U Owlz finished the regular season tied for second place.
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