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Canal and Factory streets proposal rejected by village residents

Aug 26, 2016 7:00 am

Katie Kocijanski is reporting in The Daily Mail a project that would have created a walkway along Canal and Factory streets in the village of Catskill has been put on hold. The Catskill Village Board held two public hearings this week to consider a proposal to make Factory Street one way westbound from Main Street to Water Street, and to close Canal Street to vehicular traffic. After much discussion, the board decided to not close the streets to drivers. The initial request to close the two streets came from a proposal made in June by Planning Board Chairman William Zwoboda [Zwhoh-BODA], and Elizabeth LoGuidice [LOW-ju-diss], a community educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. Their suggestions came from the plans for a village walking loop connecting Water Street and the Black Bridge. A number of residents and business owners came out for the public hearings Wed., Aug. 24, to voice their opposition to the plan. Other residents suggested a traffic feasibility study be conducted to count the number of cars that regularly travel up and down Main Street. Editor's note: LoGuidice is an active WGXC programmer. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.