Supervisor Knott, working with Congressman Gibson, has addressed residents' concerns about the odor at the riverfront from the railroad ties being stored. The following link will take you to a letter from Supervisor Knott updating you on the status of that problem.
In an effort to correct inaccuracies and provide the most up-to-date information to stakeholders, landowners, and citizens, we here at National Grid want to share the following with you.
You may have recently received or viewed an email from Scenic Hudson, an opponent to the much-needed transmission upgrades. Included was a misleading graphic of what the new transmission system would look like in the Hudson Valley. The graphic misinformed the public, rather than provide a fair assessment of the upgrades. The graphic shows the current lattice transmission structures standing approximately 80-90 feet tall. Scenic Hudson's graphic also shows the proposed monopole transmission structures standing at 120 feet tall.
This is not what National Grid proposed. The proposed monopole structure would stand approximately 85-90 feet tall throughout most of the route in the Hudson Valley. The structures would not be 30 feet taller as shown by Scenic Hudson.
Scenic Hudson should be claiming victory: DPS released the final staff report, stating that an upgraded transmission system should not be expanded outside of the current right of way, that there would be no new Hudson River crossings, and there would likely be fewer structures than currently stand.
Columbia County Board of Supervisors
Chairman of the Board - Pat Grattan
Deputy Chairman - Kevin McDonald
County Attorney - Robert J. Fitzsimmons
Clerk of the Board - Gail DiCosmo
Deputy Clerk - Rebecca Leader
Assistant Deputy Clerk - Courtney Radley
ANCRAM - Arthur Bassin
AUSTERLITZ - Jeffrey Braley
CANAAN - Richard Keaveney
CHATHAM - Jesse DeGroodt
CLAVERACK - Robin Andrews
CLERMONT - Raymond Staats
COPAKE - Jeffrey Nayer
GALLATIN - Thomas Garrick
GERMANTOWN - Roy Brown
GHENT - Lawrence Andrews
GREENPORT - John Porreca Sr.
HILLSDALE - Arthur Baer
1st Ward - Sarah Sterling
2nd Ward - Edward Cross
3rd Ward - Ellen Thurston
4th Ward - William Hughes
5th Ward - Richard Scalera
KINDERHOOK - Patrick Grattan
LIVINGSTON - Kevin McDonald
NEW LEBANON - Michael Benson
STOCKPORT - Matt Murell
STUYVESANT - Ron Knott
TAGHKANIC - Elizabeth Young
-- by Juanita Knott
In 2009 and 2010 the Town produced a local photo calendar. It has recently come to my attention that the "People and Places" 2010 Calendar matches the dates/days in 2021. Since we have some left, we are slashing the price by 50% and making them available again for just $10. All money raised will go toward our Bicentennial Celebration in 2023.
The photographs in the calendar are priceless and each month features a brief history note.
January -- Ice Harvesting on the Hudson River
Febrruary -- Isaac Sharp Store & Stuyvesant Falls Bridge
March-- Albany Southern Railroad car & workers
April -- Stuyvesant Chiefs baseball team (ca. 1951)
May --- Doyle's cash store and Stuyvesant Post Office
June -- Bicycle Emporium Route 26A, Stuyvesant & Pollys Garage Route 9, Stuyvesant Falls