Anchorages plan for Hudson River unites Westchester, Dutchess, Orange opposition


Kingston Daily Freeman: When the proposal to create large-vessel anchorage grounds at 10 locations on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers was announced, Yonkers Mayor Michael Spano brought together a handful of municipalities in Westchester County to oppose the plan.

And as the U.S. Coast Guard reviews 10,206 public comments on the proposal, that group, the Hudson River Waterfront Alliance, is expanding up the Hudson River.

Spano and environmental leaders on Tuesday briefed local officials from Dutchess and Orange counties about the anchorages plan and the opposition.

Beacon Mayor Randy Casale was the first to step up after Tuesday’s meeting to seek his city’s commitment to join.

“That is what we are going to do to continue to fight so they don’t put the anchorages here, so they don’t make a parking lot out of the Hudson River,” Casale said.  Read more.

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