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Thacher Park on the chopping block

Breslin also said the park shouldn't be closed for more practical reasons.

"It runs on a state road. They aren't going to close the road down," he said, referring to Route 157, which runs northward from the park's southern entrance in the Town of New Scotland, to the park's northern entrance in the Town of Knox.

Assemblyman John McEneny was unavailable to comment, but according to information from his office, one of his top priorities in his budget letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver was to keep state parks open.

According to Murray, a protest of the potential closing of Thacher Park is being planned for Wednesday, March 3, outside the capitol building.

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