Wednesday, June 28, 2017


PROPOSAL DEAD: Senator Murphy was the first state elected official to bring attention to the matter at a press conference on August 2, 2016. The following day, Senator Murphy launched his call to action petition which generated more than 2,000 signatures of local residents opposing the proposal. On September 1, 2016, amid public pressure generated by Senator Murphy’s petition, the Coast Guard extended the comment period to December 6th. On September 5, 2016, Senator Murphy held a second bipartisan press conference in Montrose announcing that New York State would conduct a public hearing at the Croton-on-Hudson Village Hall. On October 19, 2016, Senator Murphy was joined by State Senators Sue Serino and David Carlucci at the Croton-on-Hudson Village Hall for the State’s first hearing on the proposed barges which the Coast Guard refused to attend. Read more here

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