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Town acquires riverfront parcels

The state agreed, she said, and the state Office of Parks and Recreation grant was the highest amount the grant can award.

"The acquisition of this property will secure public access to the Mohawk River, preserve a significant wildlife habitat and protect the viewshed from the Mohawk River, which is a part of the National Heritage Corridor," said Supervisor Mary Brizzell in a written statement.

The parcel has been identified as a "parcel of high conservation interest," in the townwide comprehensive plan.

Sheehan could not say when the department will begin taking public comments on how the land would be best used. She said only that the department would work with incoming Democrats when they take office in January with the hope of getting to work shortly after.""

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