A two-week delay in the first furlough warnings to civilian employees at West Point and other federal installations will harm the workers even more, according to American Federation of Government Employees Local 2367 Vice President James McCabe.
He said cutting two weeks off the furlough time at the US Military Academy and elsewhere will hurt workers even more than the original plan.
WHITE PLAINS – The US Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday threatened to reallocate $7.4 million in fiscal year 2011 funding For Westchester County's community development block grant and other federal programs.
“To date, the county has not provided satisfactory certification that it will comply with its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing as part of its FY2011 Annual Action Plan,” HUD Director of Community Planning and Development Vincent Horn wrote to County Executive Robert Astorino.
NEWBURGH – Lower Broadway in the City of Newburgh is slated for a full-fledged supermarket, Mayor Judy Kennedy said.
The facility, to be constructed in a city-owned vacant lot adjacent to the DMV office, would house apartments on the second floor, the mayor said. She could not divulge the name of the supermarket at this time.
“It’s a way in which we can bring in a little vitality to the lower part of Broadway,” Kennedy said.
At present city residents must shop at supermarkets in the neighboring towns of Newburgh and New Windsor.
BEACON – Five men have taken the civil service test for the first-ever paid fire chief in the City of Beacon. City officials are awaiting the results of the test
Mayor Randy Casale hopes chief will be selected and take office this summer.
“The soonest we would have someone in would be May to June timeframe because when the results come out, if we are going to hire somebody and we talk to him, he will probably have to give notice and by the time he relocates, it wouldn’t be overnight,” Casale said.
ATLANTIC CITY – A study into the feasibility of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey taking over Atlantic City International Airport says there are opportunities for growth at the airport, Port Authority officials said Wednesday.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also announced his approval of a takeover of the facility by the bi-state agency.
ALBANY – Sequester-related cuts are apparently going to suspend tuition assistance for military personnel so Assemblyman Kiernan Michael Lalor (R- Fishkill) and Senator Gregory Ball (R- Patterson) Monday announced they will propose tuition reductions for those attending SUNY and CUNY schools.
Lalor said the measure, which has wide spread support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, is the right thing to do.
MONTICELLO – The Sullivan County Board of Elections and the State Attorney General’s Office have finalized an agreement for the board to provide Spanish language materials and access on and before Election Day.
The board began offering the bilingual services last August and had Spanish language ballots available for those voters in need of them last November.
Republican Elections Commissioner Rodney Gaebel said on Wednesday the county must, among other things, provide Spanish speaking poll watchers on Election Day.