Hoosick Falls still asking for help
Aug 03, 2017 12:04 am
Lindsay Nielsen reports for News10 in Albany that when Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Hudson Aug. 1, she tried to ask about help for nearby Hoosick Falls. Off-topic questions were not being allowed at the funding announcement, but yet she persisted. Finally, after the announcement Nielsen was able to shout a question about funding to prevent flooding in Hoosick Falls, but Cuomo did not know the answer. “Uh, I have to check. I do not know, but I have to check. Danny will check for a follow-up. I have to go to work guys.” Hoosick Falls has been plagued in recent years with poisoned waters and recent flooding. Local contractor Patrick Bakaitis told the station the community, "need[s] sidewalks, paving, we need everything. I mean this is a very old village and unfortunately, we’re like on the outskirts of New York State. We’re only a couple of miles from Vermont so I call this like the forgotten zone like who cares about you people up here I don’t know. We can certainly use some money.” The DEC said, “DEC staff continue to work closely with the Village of Hoosick Falls to address damage and impacts from the recent flooding in the area along Woods Brook. DEC staff are currently assisting in the development of a flood mitigation project to advance recovery in the area.” Read the full story at the News10 website.