Yonkers Daily Voice: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro joined the growing list of local officials to speak out about a proposed Hudson River barge anchorage proposal that would allow the massive ships to park along several Hudson River communities. Among the 10 spots in Westchester are Yonkers, Montrose and Verplank.
On Wednesday, Astorino joined State Sen. Terrence Murphy of Northern Westchester and Putnam and other local leaders, including Dutchess State Sen. Sue Serino along the shores of the Hudson River to announce that the deadline for written comments or concerns about the plan – which would allow for 600-foot barges to anchor off the shore of several Westchester County communities – has been extended three months. Originally, the deadline was Wednesday, Sept. 8, but following public backlash, the Coast Guard extended that date until Tuesday, Dec. 6.
If the proposal was approved, it would include 16 anchor berths for barges to stop and park across 715 acres on the water between Yonkers and the Dobbs Ferry Train Station. Read more.