Chatham voters OK tax-neutral spending plan

CHATHAM–School district voters have approved two capital project proposals to repair and upgrade  buildings in the district and to replace the athletic field lights. Using state aid, federal economic stimulus money, capital reserve funds and money not spent on a recently completed capital improvement project, the new $5-million project will have a no impact on district taxes. Read more…

State Air National Guard to assist in Haiti

ALBANY—Governor David A. Paterson is directing the state’s Air National Guard to assist in Haitian relief efforts, by providing two C-130 cargo aircraft and crew to national relief efforts.
The two aircraft left Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina to load humanitarian cargo and then head to Port Au Prince. The crews will then fly to Homestead Air Force Base in Florida, where they will continue their relief mission, flying in and out of Haiti with supplies. The mission is expected to last five days. Read more…

Community foundation starts Haiti recovery fund

Fundraising events today
GT BARRINGTON—Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has established a disaster recovery fund for Haiti in response to the recent earthquake.
Donors are invited to make contributions to the fund online through www.berkshiretaconic.org or by sending a check made out to Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, with Haiti noted on the memo line. Read more…

Botulism scare prompts herring recall

ALBANY—State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker has issued an alert to consumers that Brighton Bazaar Inc. of Brooklyn is recalling Treknas Atlantic Herring.
The product was found to be uneviscerated and has the potential to be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Read more…