New Greene County Jail did not open on time
Sam Raudins reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the Greene County Jail did not open July 1 as planned. Local officials hope to open the Coxsackie facility later this month if they can complete changes mandated by the state. Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky says July 26 is now the planned opening date, as workers add fencing around a recreation yard and and add top soil and stone to stabilize a clay ground. The new jail construction is two percent of all Greene County spending, with the county taking out a $39 million bond loan to pay for it. Building the jail was controversial as many critics said the county could not afford the facility they said was too large when jail populations were shrinking. The new facility replaces an aging Catskill jail that was closed because of problems with the building. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.