AMENIA — The town has obtained a $100,000 state grant for the Trail to the Train Project. The state funding, secured by Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, will help the town meet its goal of extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 3,500 feet southward from the Wassaic Metro-North station into the historic hamlet of Wassaic. Councilwoman Vicki Doyle said the project is expected to cost approximately $800,000. Officials are hoping to break ground on the project by the summer of 2012, once the engineering, design and right-of-way work are completed. The town is in the process of completing a design agreement with WSP Sells of Briarcliff Manor, Westchester County. (LOCAL BRIEFS)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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