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Weekend in review

Jul 14, 2014 6:55 am
Some of the stories that made the news, Fri., July 11 through Mon., July 14:

Melanie Lekocevic reported in The Daily Mail the Greene County Industrial Development Agency has halted any potential development of the former American Valve site on Mansion Street in Coxsackie, pending further study. News of the decision was released by the IDA and has been confirmed by the Coxsackie mayor's office. The site is a former brownfield, and is being considered by a regional developer as the location for a subsidized housing project. State officials met with the IDA in June and determined soil samples would be studied to determine how much contamination remains at the site, putting the project on hold until at least the spring of 2015.

Marlise Cammer reported in the Register Star representatives from New York State Electric and Gas, or NYSEG (NIE-segg), held an open house for residents of Chatham and Ghent Thurs., July 10, to discuss a scaled-down alternative to the company's earlier high-voltage line proposal. The lower-voltage alternative would include the tap of existing lines in Stockport, two new parallel lines running approximately one mile to a new substation at Falls Industrial Park in Ghent, and the enhancement of NYSEG’s existing electric distribution system. The high voltage line idea was rejected by the public, a NYSEG representative said, so the company is now looking for alternative ideas. Open houses will continue throughout the month of July in Chatham and Ghent. The next meeting will take place 4 p.m., Thurs., July 17, at the West Ghent Volunteer Fire Dept. located at 74 Bender Blvd.

Kyle Adams is reporting in The Daily Mail Columbia Memorial Hospital is investing about $1 million in a new pediatrics center at the Greene Medical Arts facility in Jefferson Heights. The hospital has renovated the exterior of the facility's C-wing, gutted the interior and begun construction of the 4,500-square-foot pediatrics wing. The center is slated to open in mid-September. Columbia Memorial has invested approximately $10 million in Greene Medical Arts since it purchased the facility in 2012, with about half of that spent on capital improvements and renovations during the past year, according to William Van Slyke, Columbia Memorial's vice president of marketing and external affairs.

The Daily Freeman is reporting the three-day Hudson Project music festival came to an abrupt and early end Sun., July 13, as storms with heavy rain raked the concert site. Promoter MCP Presents suspended the show round 4:45 p.m. due to approaching bad weather. The remainder of the night’s performances were canceled three hours later. State police on Sunday announced dozens of drug arrests had occurred on and near the site of the festival over the weekend. Most of those arrested were released with court appearance tickets. The three-day festival opened Friday at the Winston Farm, which is located at state Routes 32 and 212 in Saugerties. Final attendance numbers have not yet been released by event promoters.
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