Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  

Friends of Fishkill Supply Depot continue to fight Continental Commons project

FISHKILL – The Continental Commons commercial development plan is expected to move another step forward when it comes before the Fishkill Town Planning Board on Thursday night.

The state environmental quality review will be concluded and the board may decide on whether to move the development toward full approval or send it back to the starting line. That could effectively kill the project, said Lance Ashworth, president of Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot where dozens of Revolutionary War soldiers are buried.

Roughly one-quarter acre of the private developer’s property has been set aside for what is believed to be the final resting place.

Ashworth said while it is good that they will not be disturbed, the group still has concerns.

“We don’t think that the bones that are known are going to be affected. What is going to happen is they are going to be crowded and suffocated in terms of their historical context.”  

Owners of the Continental Commons project, though, maintain on their Facebook page they have no plans to disturb the resting place of the Revolutionary War heroes and will protect it as part of their project.

 

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