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Copake gets waterfront grant

Feb 09, 2018 1:55 pm
Diane Valden reports in The Columbia Paper that landlocked Copake just received a $40,000 Local Waterfront Revitalization planning grant through the New York Department of State. The inland waterways that cut through the town -- the Roeliff Jansen Kill, the Bash Bish Brook, and the Taghkanic Creek -- made the town eligible for the grant. The funds will be use to make a plan for “waterfront and hamlet revitalization to enhance business development, agri-tourism and recreational tourism,” along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, according to Copake Hamlet Revitalization Task Force Chair Roberta Roll. The trail, is planned to connect Wassaic in Dutchess County with Chatham in Columbia County. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.