Port of Albany looking to expand on Rensselaer County side
Eric Anderson is reporting in the Times Union the Port of Albany looking to add 110 acres on the Rensselaer County side of the Hudson River to its existing port operations. The decision to pursue the purchase was made after a plan to acquire an 80-acre parcel in the town of Bethlehem, on the Albany County side of the river, fell through. Port officials have been working on expansion plans since at least 2010, Richard Hendrick, the port's general manager, said. The property on the Rensselaer County side being considered lies in the Town of East Greenbush, immediately south of the nearly dormant Gold Bond/National Gypsum property, and close to rail lines and highways. "We'd welcome the expansion" of the port, said Robert Pasinella, the county's economic development director. Read the full story in the Times Union.