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Public Square in Hudson gets funds for improvements

Dec 08, 2023 12:03 pm

Raymond Pignone reports for Columbia-Greene Media that Hudson's Public Square is getting $500,000 for renovations from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Rep. Marc Molinaro made the announcement at his Leeds office, saying, “The Public Square is a beacon for the Hudson community, but unfortunately has been in a state of disrepair for decades.... I was proud to help advocate for repairs so this park can reach its full potential and be fully enjoyed by residents and families in Hudson.” The Public Square is where folks in Hudson gather to start parades, protest issues, and shop at a farmer's market. The funds will be used to repair the park’s cracked foundation, sidewalks, and benches, and improve the lighting. Dorothy Heyl, who co-chairs Friends of Public Square, said, “Friends of Public Square is grateful to Rep. Molinaro for supporting the grant from New York State Parks.... The grant will serve as a springboard for a comprehensive restoration of the Public Square, which will include a new fountain in addition to the basic improvements it covers.” Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.