The Kingston Common Council approved the 2016 budget Tuesday night, but only after amending the mayor’s original proposal, which contained deep cuts from several key staff positions. The final changes recently authorized by the Finance and Audit Committee, included restoration of the city clerk and corporation counsel’s employee salary lines.
The issuance of casino licenses is weeks, if not days away, and two hotel operators have expressed interest in building facilities in the Village of Monticello in hopes of capitalizing on some of the spillover.
Officials of the soon-to-be constructed Montreign Casino-Resort in Sullivan County expect Stewart Airport in eastern Orange County, to play a key role in bringing visitors to their Kiamesha Lake facility.
The Indian Point Nuclear power pant, owned and operated by Entergy, arecurrently under review by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel pending the renewal of its operating license for the next 20 years. The hearing, held Monday afternoon in Tarrytown, was the second regarding contentions to Indian Point’s continued operation.