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Jun 29, 2011 12:18 am
Mathes resigns from IDA
Doron Tyler Antrim reports that Alexander "Sandy" Mathes resigned as the executive director of the Greene County Industrial Development Agency Tuesday morning. The decision was “mutually agreed to,” according to a statement fro the IDA Board of Directors. “I cannot express strong enough my appreciation to the Greene County IDA Board of Directors for the opportunity given to me in 2002,” Mathes said in a prepared statement. “I was hired on a 90-day non-guaranteed contract and now over nine years later by working together with local communities and leaders we have accomplished much.... Now it is time to pursue other professional challenges.” Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Farmers wage war on stink bugs
Adam Bosch in the Times Herald-Record reports that the Hudson Valley is beset by brown marmorated stink bugs, which have made it as far north as Saugerties. "This is unlike any insect we've ever seen," said Doug Glorie, from the Glorie Farm Winery in Marlborough, who found two adult stink bugs and one mass of eggs on his hilltop farm. "We are, without a doubt, very nervous." "The nickle-sized bug inflicts most of its damage by jabbing its strawlike beak into a fruit or vegetable and sucking out seeds and other contents," Bosch writes. The bug bites can blemish vegetables and fruit or change their taste, and when the bug is frightened or killed it smells very badly. Farmers are experimenting with soaps and oils, which might clog the stink bug's respiration system. Read the full story in the Times Herald-Record.

Lunches to cost more in 2011-12
Audra Jornov in the Register-Star reports that the Hudson City School District raised school lunch prices from a dime to a quarter at a School Board meeting Monday. "Proposed prices of school lunches, as discussed in the last meeting, were as follows: Breakfast for grades K-2 would go up 15 cents to $1.25, and for grades 3-12 it would go up 15 cents to $1.50. The lunch for grades K-2 would go up 10 cents to $1.75, and for grades 3-12 would go up 25 cents to $2.25," Jornov wrote. Read the entire story in the Register-Star.
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