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Sep 14, 2011 12:46 am
Hannaford will not be building in New Lebanon

Lisa D. Connell reports in the Register-Star that Hannaford will not build the 24,000-square-foot supermarket and pharmacy in New Lebanon that was before the planning board there. We feel it is the best business decision to withdraw our application at this point,” company spokesman Michael Norton wrote in a press release. “We did not take this decision lightly and we appreciate the community support this proposal has received.” In November 2010 Hannaford announced plans to build the store at the Valley Plaza Shopping Center on Route 20, next to the former New Lebanon Supermarket. Northeastern Columbia County has few food options since that store closed. The Department of Environmental Conservation recently signed off on the project, which was moving through the planning board process. Read the full story in the Register-Star.

Highlights from City Hall
Carole Osterink reports in The Gossips of Rivertown blog that at the Mon. Sept. 12 informal Common Council meeting in Hudson President Don Moore read a letter from Mark Greenberg, attorney for Eric Galloway, saying that Galvan Partners not going to add a restaurant to the Hudson waterfront and buy the former Dunn warehouse, like they promised a few months ago. Osterink also reports, "Moore mentioned that 'sometime this week' he expects to set 'tentative dates' for the Council to review and discuss the edited LWRP." Read the full story at The Gossips of Rivertown.

Lopez holds storm meeting in Windham
New York Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie) holds a Town Hall Meeting Thur., Sept, 15, at the Windham Center Property (5376 Route 23) in Windham. Lopez's parents lost their Schoharie County home in the floods associated with Hurricane Irene, so the Assemblyman does know a lot about this issue. Representatives from several state and federal agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be there to answer questions, as well as folks from the Small Business Association, the Greene County Emergency Management Office, the Greene County Department of Health as well as several Greene County legislators.

Storm relief fundraiser
Elizabeth Mitchell, who lives in the Catskills, is donating her performance fee, as is the venue, from her Sept. 17 concert to Delaware Opportunities, who will administer the funds raised for Head Start facilities and families most affected by the storms in Sidney and Arkville. West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. 607-278-5454