Noble, Kingston lawmakers join opposition to Hudson River anchorage proposal

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Kingston Daily Freeman: Mayor Steve Noble and other city leaders have launched a protest against the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal to create anchorage sites for large commercial vessels on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers.

Noble, an avid environmentalist, first leveled his objections in an Aug. 22 letter to the Coast Guard. On Sept. 12, the Common Council’s General Government/Public Safety Committee will hold a special meeting to develop a resolution objecting to the Guard’s plan.

Alderman Steve Schabot, D-Ward 8, who chairs the committee, expects the objection to be unanimous both on the committee and the full council.

The Coast Guard proposed the anchorage sites — which include locations near Kingston, Rhinebeck, Port Ewen and Marlborough — in June, prompting objections from municipal and county leaders up and down the river.  Read more.

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