Schumer crows about funds for local projects
The Troy Record reports that New York Senator Chuck Schumer was in Albany March 21 to crow about local projects getting more than $22 million from an omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2022 that passed recently. He listed the many projects getting money in the cities of Albany and Troy, but also a few in the WGXC listening area:
• $829,594 to provide broadband for unserved homes and businesses in the Towns of Ghent, Canaan, New Lebanon, and Austerlitz.
• $1,687,500 for the Town of Westerlo to extend its existing fiber routes to make fiber-delivered internet fast, reliable, and available to all residents of and businesses in town.
• $500,000 for Hunter Foundation Inc. in Tannersville towards the development of an incubator kitchen, the Food & Agriculture Culinary Hub.
• $500,000 for the Albany County Sheriff’s Office to expand its Sheriff Homeless Improvement Program (SHIP) from the current size of 50 beds to a 100-bed facility.
“The over $22 million that I have secured in the bipartisan spending package means jobs, new economic opportunity, and progress on these long-desired, critical community projects," Schumer said. Read more about this story in the Troy Record.