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Faso, Gillibrand team to expand FDR site

Mar 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Congressperson John Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, want the National Park Service to add additional acres to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Dutchess County. Faso is working on H.R. 5420, which would allow the National Park Service "to adjust the boundary of the historic site beyond that of the original property," according to a Faso press release. Scenic Hudson is working on the effort too. "Under the stewardship of the National Park Service, the natural beauty and historic context of the site would be preserved for future generations, recreational opportunities for local residents will be enhanced, and the agency will have greater flexibility in managing one of its most popular sites in our region," said Ned Sullivan, the President of Scenic Hudson.