PRIDE was awarded a New York Main Street grant through the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation to assist main street business owners with needed interior renovations and fa硤e improvements. Jonathan Bernstein, owner of the Verizon building, is the first to participate in this reimbursement program. Work will be done on the rear fa硤e of the building and a complete renovation of one of three apartments. Also, a replacement porch in the rear will be built for access to the apartments and new parking for the tenants will be available. This is very exciting considering the improvements that are being made along the LaChute River Walk Trail, stated Sharon Reynolds, executive director. In a few weeks, we will be announcing four other Montcalm businesses who will be participating in this grant. PRIDE received a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to pave the middle section of the LaChute River Walk Trail. Fitness equipment was purchased through a grant from the Kelsey Foundation and six stations will be installed along the newly paved trail in June. Local youth attending Ticonderoga School District who participate in The Ticonderoga-Putnam-Hague CYC Coalition which is housed at the PRIDE office, are presently organizing a community-wide clean up of the Trail scheduled for May 5. PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Inc. is a non profit rural preservation organization established in 1984 for the purpose of preserving, revitalizing, implementing, directing, and effecting community development through the securing of public and private funds for housing rehabilitation economic development, historic preservation, community planning, and educational programs. PRIDE works in partnership with local, county, regional, state, and federal governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and business groups. For more information about the New York Main Street Program Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-6366.