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Catskill mountain towns win grants

Jun 04, 2015 12:02 am
Jay Braman, Jr. reports in The Daily Freeman that Hunter, Windham, Cairo, and Lexington were among the towns in the Catskills awarded development grants announced June 2. The Town of Lexington will use $64,425 for the Lexington Waterfront Park Project; the Windham Area Recreation Foundation and the town of Windham will get $50,000 for Windham Path Phase III, from the Hensonville Center to the Maplecrest Center; the Town of Hunter gets $26,131 for the Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway Gateway Signage Project; and the Town of Cairo wins $75,000 for the Cairo Main Street Multimodal Pathway Project. “These eight awards, totaling $400,000 for Catskill local governments and not-for-profits, are an investment in the region that will bring sustained economic benefits to the area and help draw visitors to enjoy the Catskills’ magnificent natural resources,” Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said. “Under Gov. Cuomo’s leadership, New York is working to promote the outstanding Catskill recreational opportunities to the millions of people who are just a short car ride away.” Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.