A Catskill newspaper publishing facility is shutting down.
Columbia-Greene Media, which publishes the Catskill Daily Mail, Hudson Register Star, Windham Journal, and six other publications, is shuttering its Catskill printing plant, and as of February 3rd outsourcing production to The Daily Gazette newspaper in Schenectady. Nine full-time and 10 part-time positions in Catskill will be affected. The Windham Journal says several workers will be offered opportunities at the Gazette. The publishers say the move will enhance all the papers and allow color reproduction on every page.
Though they were overshadowed by news of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet fanned out across the state to present his budget directly to community leaders today. In Plattsburgh this afternoon, the Director of Veterans Affairs outlined the budget’s North Country highlights.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized, as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.
A lawyer for a Democratic registrar of voters says she plans to fight any attempt by the Hartford City Council to remove her. Council members have said they will seek to remove the city's three registrars following Election Day problems when some polls opened late and some residents could not vote.
In the January 20th, 2015 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education there was an unfortunate – but quite revealing – juxtaposition of two major articles. The first, by Kelly Field, was entitled, “6 Years in and 6 to Go, Only Modest Progress on Obama’s College-Completion Goal;” the second, by Casey Fabris, “College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t so Sure.”