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Construction Career Day

GLENMONT - On April 25-26, high school students from around the region will take part in the 11th Annual Capital District Construction Career Day, a two day hands on event designed to introduce youth to the many opportunities available in the construction industry.

The event will be attended my professionals from over 30 local companies, state agencies, and labor organizations.

The construction industry is on the rebound in New York State, and the Governor has recogized the importance of investing in New York's infrastructure which will put people back to work.

The event will be at Tri-Cities Laborers Training Facility in Glenmont.

European Style Creamery opens

HUDSON - On Thursday, April 19, the ribbon will be cut on the new Hudson Valley Creamery. Taking over what was a vacant building, Groupe Eurial, a European cheese producer has already hired 25 employees and is expected to hire another 25 soon.

Assemblymen Pete Lopez, as well as local officials and agricultural supporters will be on hand for the welcome.

 

NY Assembly to hold minimum wage hearings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Assembly plans to hold a series of hearings on raising the state's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour next year.
    
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblyman Keith Wright, who chairs the Labor Committee, have introduced legislation to raise the hourly minimum from $7.25 and index it to inflation.
    
Silver says the hearings are the next step in the process and communities need to speak up.
    
Hearings are scheduled April 23 in Manhattan, April 24 in Syracuse and May 11 in Buffalo.
    
The minimum wage was set in 2007 at $7.15 in New York and two years later raised by 10 cents with the federal minimum wage.
    
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and 15 other states have higher rates.
    
Business opponents say it will increase their costs.

Hudson dentist named one of the best in Hudson Valley

Hudson dentist named one of the best in Hudson Valley

Longtime Hudson dentist Dr. Robert Danz was recently recognized as one of the top dentists in the Hudson Valley.  Danz was honored in the recent  "Best of the Hudson Valley 2011" special edition of the Hudson Valley Magazine.

Danz arrived in Hudson in 1976, taking over the Warren Street practice of Dr. Bergman. The practice would later move to its current location at 5 McKinstry Place where it remains to this day.

The entire team at Danz's practice has received special training in providing comfortable, quality dental care. 

For further information visit their website at  http://www.drdanz.com.

 

 

NY Lawmakers approve seven vegas-style casinos

ALBANY – While an amendment to the New York State Constitution is never a sure thing, lawmakers have gotten the ball rolling to allow casino style gambling in the Empire State.

Lawmakers and the Governor both agree on Vegas-style casinos, and last night the legislature approved a measure to allow seven of these casinos in as yet undetermined sites.

Not everyone is happy. Many local lawmakers voted “No,” citing a lack of money thaqt was promised from the existing Racino at Saratoga.

The economic impact is said to be $3.3 billion a year. Saratoga is already betting it will be chosen, announcing a $40 million dollar expansion in anticipation of adding to the $150 million already wagered there on electronic slots every year.

The social impact of these casinos is still being debated.

Legislature approves seven Vegas-style casinos

ALBANY – While an amendment to the New York State Constitution is never a sure thing, lawmakers have gotten the ball rolling to allow casino style gambling in the Empire State.

Lawmakers and the Governor both agree on Vegas-style casinos, and last night the legislature approved a measure to allow seven of these casinos in as yet undetermined sites.

Not everyone is happy. Many local lawmakers voted “No,” citing a lack of money thaqt was promised from the existing Racino at Saratoga.

The economic impact is said to be $3.3 billion a year. Saratoga is already betting it will be chosen, announcing a $40 million dollar expansion in anticipation of adding to the $150 million already wagered there on electronic slots every year.

The social impact of these casinos is still being debated.

Governor Cuomo announces more relief for farms affected by floods

ALBANY - Governor Andrew. Cuomo annouced today nearl $1million in additional recovery aid to New York Farms affected by last summers tropical storms. The grants are expected to go to 97 farms in 18 communities to replace feed for livestock as well as farm raised-crops for retail and wholesale operations that were lost.

Under the program farmers can recieve up to a 50 percent match for the cost of replacing livestock feed up to $50,000.

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