Monday, May 14, 2018



State grants coming to Hudson Valley

ALBANY – Area public officials continue to announce grants to local municipalities, emergency services agencies and private businesses.

Senator john Bonacic (R, Mt. Hope), who is retiring at the end of the year, announced a $50,000 grant to be used to finish the Seybolt Avenue water main replacement project in the Village of Otisville. The project will be a continuation of the village’s multi-year project to upgrade the water main along Seybold Avenue. The project will involve replacing a portion of the old water mains with a new eight-inch main, improving water quality and flow to residences and fire hydrants.

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D, Woodbury) has secured a $50,000 grant for new air masks and a vehicle exhaust extraction system for the New Windsor Fire Department. The new, more efficient masks will replace outdated masks and provide firefighters with bottled air to breathe during respiratory hazards indoors and outdoors. The vehicle exhaust extraction system meets OSHA and National Fire Protection Agency standards.

Assemblywoman Didi Barrett (D, Hudson) has secured $125,000 for Hawthorne Valley Farm to procure a new yogurt filler machine to help increase productivity for packaging and making the farm more competitive in the marketplace. The new device is a third of the size of the old machine, giving the farm more room to potentially expand its product line as well as install new equipment. The older machine filled approximately six cups per minute with inconsistent results while the one does about 20 cuts per minute with a perfect seal each time.

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