Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has released the complete list of projects that are getting funded through the Regional Economic Development councils in this round, and there are a few Middletown-area ones on the list.
The Middletown Community Health Center is going to get $500,000 for its plans to turn the old O&W station at Wickham and Low avenues into a health clinic.
Orange Regional Medical Center would get $750,000 to build a medical office building/fitness center on its main hospital property in the Town of Wallkill. The City of Middletown is also getting $30,000 to update its 2003 sewer system evaluation story, to better identify sources of inflow and infiltration.
A number of other local projects — mostly in Orange and Ulster counties — got money; there’s too many to list here, but Taylor Biomass is one of the biggies, they’re getting $1 million. Continental Organics, in New Windsor, is getting $750,000. The City of Kingston is getting over $1.7 million for various projects, the largest being to build a rail-trail.
The grants get paid out when the recipient does the work they’re for.
Overall, the Mid-Hudson Region has received $59.6 million in job grants. Only New York City, at $57.4 million, got less.
Jim Walsh will have a more complete story about the local impacts in Thursday’s Times Herald-Record.