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| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:45

    Group hosts program Saturday on saving Orange County Government Center Monroe - The group Change Orange will host a program on the future of the Orange County Government Center on Saturday, June 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at new South Orange Family YMCA, 45 Gilbert Street Extension in Monroe. According to a press release from the group, the program will look to make the case” for saving a great deal of taxpayers’ money and preserving an important example of modern architecture.” Speakers will be: Dr. Richard W. Hull, professor of history at New York University and Town of Warwick Municipal Historian. Dr. Harvey Berg, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Fulbright Scholar and senior alumni of A. Hennessy Architects of Newburgh. Robert A. Fromaget, member of Change Orange with extensive experience in organizational consulting, budget development and management, business planning and project management. County Executive Edward Diana presented plans last year to tear down the government center and the courtrooms next store and replace them with two buildings, large enough to include county operations now housed elsewhere. The estimated cost was $114.4 million. The plan is on hold. The presentations Saturday will include recent videos, handouts, a Question and Answer segment, and an opportunity for public comment. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Learn more at You’re hired! Warwick — The Albert Wisner Public Library and the Warwick Career Transition Group are sponsoring “You’re Hired!” a Career Transition One Day Bootcamp on Saturday, June 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the library. If you’re are a looking to find a new job, thinking about changing careers, or planning to return to the workforce, this program is for you. On the agenda: • Insights from an expert in the Human Resources and Recruiting Industry • Interactive break-out sessions for networking and hands-on learning • Clear steps on how to write a winning resume and cover letter • Expert advice on how to develop and implement an effective job search strategy • Insider view of what happens behind the scenes when an employer is looking to fill a position • Thorough review of the interview process so you can prepare to look and sound your best • Opportunity to network with and learn from others. You never know who you’ll meet This informative and highly interactive workshop is conducted by Gregg A. Knowles, a human resources professional with over 25 years of Fortune 500 experience. Registration required. Visit or call 986-1047, ext. 3. Note: The Warwick Career Transition Group meets regularly at Christ Church from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Orange County Partnership launches new Web site Goshen — The Orange County Partnership has launched of its new Web site., designed to be an outlet where potential customers would be linked to the products and services it offers. Officials said the Web site is an example of how Orange County “is embracing a business-friendly, client-driven approach to economic development.” They added the Web site “provides immediate access to critical business intelligence that decision makers need to make an investment decision,” including an advanced mapping function and comprehensive data, including county demographics, labor market, industry data and local business contacts. Golf tourney to benefit Elant Goshen — The Goshen-based Elant Foundation’s 4th annual Elant Golf Open is planned for Thursday, July 14 at the Dutchess Golf and Country Club in Poughkeepsie. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Med-World Pharmacy, an Omnicare Company. Proceeds will be directed to this year’s fundraising campaign Bridging Generations, Making Connections, designed to improve resources for residents to communicate with loved ones far away, as well as software to enhance the cognition of residents suffering with dementia. Last year, the golf outing raised nearly $50,000. This year’s special guest is Fred W. Schaeffer, immediate past chairman of the Walkway over the Hudson Board of Directors. An attorney with offices in Poughkeepsie and Pleasant Valley, he is an avid photographer and bicyclist. He is largely responsible for making the Walkway over the Hudson ( open to the public, gathering support to convert the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, built in 1888, into what is now a park over the Hudson River and an international tourist destination. The day begins at 11 a.m. and completes with a dinner beginning at 5 p.m. For registration or sponsorship information, contact the Elant Foundation at 360-1410 or Educators’ pensions posted online ALBANY — More than 1,200 retired New York State school teachers and administrators are entitled to annual pensions of more than $100,000, according to pension data posted on, the government transparency Web site. The database from the New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) includes name, benefit rate, retirement date and last known employer when available, for 136,644 people collecting pensions in 2010. To view the lists, visit,