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August 15, 2013

Registration opens for gov't workshop

Online registration is now open for Catskills Local Government Day to be held Friday, Oct. 4 at the Frank W. Cyr Educational Center in Stamford.

Sponsored by the Catskill Watershed Corporation, this annual event will feature six morning workshops of interest to local government officials, municipal employees, economic development leaders, and, new this year, parks and recreation managers.

Registration fee for Local Government Day is $10 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. To view the agenda and reserve a seat, visit, and go to Meetings/Events.

The CWC is a non-profit, local development corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River. For more information, go to the website listed above. or call (877) 928-7433.

Obama’s N.Y. visit to include Binghamton

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will hit the road next week to lay out his plan for reducing college costs.

The White House said Obama will embark on a 2-day bus tour next week, stopping in Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton in New York. He’ll also visit northeastern Pennsylvania.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will explain his ideas for reducing costs and improving value.

The tour extends Obama’s recent effort to refocus on economic issues ahead of looming fiscal fights with Congress. He’s discussed infrastructure and housing in other cities.

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