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“Construction’s the biggest sector in the economy,” proclaimed one of the three members of the governance committee of the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency last Friday afternoon at the county office building in Kingston.

The other two members of the committee didn’t comment. Neither did either of the two county employees who administer the IDA.

The statement, which is demonstrably incorrect, reminded me of the old days when backbench Ulster County legislators would routinely get up and remind their colleagues that agriculture was the biggest and most important sector of the Ulster County economy. Nobody would contradict them, either.

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