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Aug 18, 2011 12:09 am
Greene lawmakers seat two on IDA board
Ariel Zangla in The Daily Freeman reports that Kenneth Dudley of Freehold and Dan Lacy of Catskill were voted onto the Greene County Industrial Development Agency board Wed. Aug. 17 by the Greene County Legislature. Lacy’s appointment was unanimous, but two Democratic legislators, Forest Cotten of Catskill and Christian Pfister of Athens, voted against Dudley’s appointment. Cotten previously brought up that Dudley, a Republican, applied for a loan from the IDA during his stint in the Greene County Legislature. An open seat on the IDA board remains after the separate resignations of Hugh Quigley, Robert Snyder, and Martin Smith. Lacy is co-owner of Lacy Ford in Catskill and Dudley owns Tip Top Furniture in Freehold. Read the complete story in The Daily Freeman.

Greene’s top businesswoman steps down
Doron Tyler Antrim in The Daily Mail reports that Tracy McNally resigned as head of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. McNally will become the executive director of Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District, in New Paltz. “As an 11th generation French Huguenot descendent, I have always had a keen interest in Hudson Valley history and genealogy,” McNally told The Daily Mail. “Greene County will always have a special place in my heart, and I will miss it.” Chamber member Maureen Romanyszyn and bookkeeper Cindy Mentz will manage the office and answer phones until a sucessor is found. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Hudson Library building sold
W. T. Eckert in the Register-Star reports that the Hudson Library has sold its building at 400 State Street, to Galvan Partners LLC for $476,500, a sale which was approved Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees. Galvan is owned by T. Eric Galloway, a much-written about local developer. "The resolution passed unanimously with no discussion and the sale is scheduled to be finalized September 15. The library will be given a period of approximately six months to move out of the building," Eckert wrote. The reporter notes the library will move to 217 Warren St., which is owned by mayoral write-in candidate Nick Haddad. Read the full story in the Register-Star.

Kinderhook Bank receives $7M from feds for loans
The Business Review reports that Kinderhook Bank Corp. will receive $7 million through the Small Business Lending Fund administered by the U.S. Treasury. The SBLF, which was established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act, encourages small community banks to increase their lending to small businesses. The interest rate the bank pays on the borrowed funds declines as its lending increases. Read the full story in The Albany Business Review.

No fuel at New Baltimore Travel Plaza
Fuel will only be available on a limited basis through Aug. 26 at the New Baltimore Travel Plaza, just north of the Coxsackie Exit 21B on the New York State Thruway in Greene County. Super unleaded fuel will not be available until Tuesday, Aug., 23, and then, regular and diesel service will be suspended Aug. 23-26. All other services will be available at the Travel Plaza.

First Electric Car Charging Station in Upstate New York in Albany
The Downtown Albany Holiday Inn Express unveiled the first public access electric car charging station in upstate New York Wednesday, August 17. The charging station can charge two vehicles at a time in two to four hours.
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