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Audio Feature: Hudson River stories

Aug 25, 2017 9:33 am
Here are some stories from the Hudson River this week. Click here to hear an audio version of this report.

The Stevens Institute reports temperatures this week in the Hudson River at Schodack Island have been between 76 and 79 degrees.

The Daily Freeman reports that the Hudson River Greenway program has been extended until 2022, according to Assemblyperson Kevin Cahill. First created in 1991, the program is meant to develop a regional strategy for preserving scenic, natural, historic, cultural, and recreational resources while encouraging economic development along the river. New Baltimore is the only local community along the Hudson River now part of the Greenway program. The program also provides grants for communities, and locals in June received $7,500 to complete and implement a comprehensive plan in Chatham and $10,000 for Ghent to hire a consultant to audit its recently revised Commercial Zoning Code. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.

Melanie Lekocevic reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the the Port of Coeymans and the Coeymans Industrial Park turned ten years old with a community celebration Aug. 20. “I am in awe at the fact that this is not the dump they wanted to put here years ago,” said Judy Jeune, a local resident. “It’s a clean business, a good business that brings a lot to our town. We should encourage Mr. Laraway and others to bring more businesses like this to our community.” Instead of a dump, 450 people are employed, with eight tugboats and 40 barges along the Hudson River in Albany County. Coeymans Marine Towing recently purchased two new $2 million cranes for the port. Just weeks ago, an 8-million pound generator was assembled at the port and shipped down the Hudson to a power plant in New Jersey. A second similar generator will be assembled at the Port of Coeymans in the next couple of months. “We would like to thank the local community and its residents for their support over the past 10 years, as the Port of Coeymans and the Coeymans Industrial Park have matured and developed, bringing hundreds of new jobs and business opportunities to the region,” owner Carver Laraway said. “We look forward to building upon this relationship and continuing to be a good neighbor.” Read the full story in HudsonValley360.com.

Joseph Berger reports in The New York Times that traffic takes over the new Tappan Zee Bridge in Rockland County on Aug. 26. The Hudson River crossing will be called the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and cost $4 billion. The bridge is made up of more than 1,000 cylindrical piles planted into the Hudson riverbed to create 41 pillars to hold up the bridge. Over 330,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured to make the bridge, with 192 cables stretched among eight 419-foot towers. Over 140,000 vehicles are expected to cross the bridge each day.

• On Aug. 22 the City of Hudson Wastewater Treatment Facility released 30,000 gallons of combined sewer overflow into the Hudson River.
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