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Newcomb fights Albany with video to get State Route 28N fixed

Screenshot of PAul Hal in Newcomb's video

Screenshot of PAul Hal in Newcomb's video

— “And I think sometimes when you have those built-in differences, it puts you on the back burner,” Canon said. “I think that’s what’s happened here to some extent.”

Route 28N is not only a Scenic Byway and access road to the newly acquired Finch, Pruyn lands; it plays an important role in Newcomb’s Comprehensive Plan. They call it the Route 28N Corridor Plan.

“The road is an integral part of that planning process,” Canon said. “And it would be very difficult to implement the things that we’ve got in our Comprehensive Plan on a piece of highway that was falling apart, so they’re kind of tied together.”

Hai knows Newcomb well. He is the program coordinator for the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Foresty Adirondack Ecological Center on Route 28N. And he helps run the Adirondack Interpretive Center 1.7 miles up the road. In an email, Hai called the DOT response to the video “Pretty amazing,” but he’s reserving judgment until he sees the pavement flowing.

Watch the video on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuv0_cP-0yU.

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