County resources named to Seven to Save list
Feb 25, 2014 8:22 am
The Preservation League of New York State has named the historic and cultural resources of Columbia County to its list of the Empire State's most threatened historic resources, Seven to Save. The NYS Electric and Gas proposal to construct an 11.1 mile, 115 kv high voltage power line through the town of Ghent was the impetus for placing the county on the list of the state's most threatened historic places. With this designation, the Preservation League and Protect Ghent, a not-for-profit organization opposed to new high-voltage power lines, will urge utility companies and policy makers to protect historic, culture, and scenic resources as part of their utility planning processes. The Preservation League's announcement was lauded by a variety of elected officials, including Rep. Chris Gibson, state Senator Kathleen Marchione, Assembly member Didi Barrett and Ghent Town Supervisor Mike Benvenuto. Read the full press release online at readmedia.com.