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Mar 08, 2011 4:14 pm
Shelter to remain open
The Register-Star reports that Columbia County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Roy Brown and Emergency Management Director William Black announced that the Red Cross Shelter at the Taconic Hills High School in Craryville will remain open through Wednesday, March 9 for anyone who has lost power and needs assistance. There will be sleeping areas and food available for anyone who needs these services... just don't bring pets, officvials are asking. For further information call the American Red Cross at 518-458-8111. If someone is need of transportation to the shelter and have no other way to get there please call 518-828-1212.

Nine Curves health clubs to reimburse prepaid memberships in region
Mid Hudson News Network reports that Hudson Valley residents who prepaid memberships for Curves fitness clubs will be reimbursed under an agreement announced Tuesday by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The agreement was reached with Curves International, the franchisor of the local clubs. Statewide, 60 such closed shuttered their doors that year, according to the attorney general’s office.

Historic site closures questioned
The Times Union reports that a bipartisan group of six state legislators, including Sen. James Seward, have said they are "deeply concerned" by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's decision to close four historic sites around the state, a move they say is unprecedented. They are principally concerned about Herkimer Home State Historic Site in the Mohawk Valley, the Colonial abode of a Revolutionary War hero for whom Herkimer County is named. "It is troubling that your office has apparently interpreted that the Legislature's conveyance of significant power to the commissioner to care for state park lands was also meant to enable him or her to act in a harmful way toward those same public assets," the group wrote. "We believe that neither closing a site nor removing its collection objects is authorized in the language of the existing statute."

Board debates fee for using Canna park
Cairo officials are debating charging a fee for use of Angelo Canna Town Park and Acra Community Center, a first for the town. Key in the discussion... how much revenue WOULD be brought in by such a move, and how would it effect those groups renting the facilities now.

$100,000 study would look at pollution, hydrology of South Bay
Jamie Larson of the Register-Star reports that the Army Corps of Engineers may soon be coming to Hudson to undertake a $100,000 fully funded environmental study of the South Bay wetlands. A resolution was moved forward for the city to become a “local non-federal sponsor” of a congressional bill authorizing the funding for the ACE study at the informal meeting of the Hudson Common Council Monday. If approved by Congress the study would not need matching funds from the city, as some grants do, and would not require the approval of the land’s owner, the Holcim Cement Company. Key to the study is a proposal by Holcim to put a road in across the wetlands to "divert" truck traffic.

NY lobbyists see record year in 2010

The Albany Business Journal reports that lobby groups spent about $211 million in 2010 to influence legislators on bills they were facing in the state. New York Public Interest Research Group says the biggest campaign—$12.9 million—was spent by soft-drink companies such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi to try to quash a soda tax.

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