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Downtown Port Henry improvements expected

Village receives grant from state

Downtown Port Henry was a busy place years ago. Officials hope a state grant will revitalize the Main Street portion of the village.

Downtown Port Henry was a busy place years ago. Officials hope a state grant will revitalize the Main Street portion of the village.

— The state needs to generate contracts, but Reynolds hopes work can begin in the spring and be completed in 2014.

The New York State Office of Community Renewal grant can be key in sparking economic revitalization in downtown Port Henry, Reynolds said.

“It’s a beginning,” she said. “Hopefully we can get more grant funding in the future. Ticonderoga has received three of these Main Street grants and they’ve been a real boost to Ti’s economic revitalization.”

PRIDE of Ticonderoga is a non-profit rural preservation company established in 1984 for the purpose of “Preserving, 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, business and industrial groups, and individuals to identify specific needs, evaluate funding options, develop strategies, prepare funding applications, assist with fund raising and implement programs and projects to effect community development.

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