According to Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, organizations around our area will receive financial aid courtesy of the new state budget.

Among those designated to receive aid is Ulster County Community College, which will receive more than $2 million dollars in funding for the development of the local fire training center.

According to Cahill, the Belleayre Ski Center will receive assistance as well.

Additionally, $15 million will go toward local zoos, botanical gardens and aquarium programs funded by the Environmental Protection Fund.