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State freeze may spur layoffs in construction

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A major employer of Schoharie County residents said nearly 200 of its workers face layoffs as construction funds continue to be left out of the state’s emergency budget appropriations. Gov. David Paterson has authorized the use of $40 million in federal money for certain construction projects, but state funds for such work have been frozen. Mark Galasso, president of Lancaster Development in Richmondville, said Friday 30 employees who went without work during the winter did ...

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