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Balltown hill: Where did it go, and why?

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If you ever have occasion to drive down Balltown Road in Niskayuna, or to come into Niskayuna across the Rexford Bridge, you will have noticed that something is missing, namely a large densely forested hill that had overlooked the Mohawk River probably since the last Ice Age. And if you ever have occasion to drive along upper Erie Boulevard in Schenectady, just this side of Freeman’s Bridge, you will have noticed that something has been ...

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judyom
January 1, 2012
8:29 a.m.

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Unbelievable! To ruin nature for no other reason than convenience is beyond me.

buckjordan
January 1, 2012
9:35 a.m.

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Where did the fill for the Glenridge Road project come from. Why didn't they use the Hill Fill ? Did they pay for the Glenridge fill ? Where did they take the Glenville K-Mart material after demolition ?

SchenectadyScott
January 2, 2012
8:31 a.m.

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It is called progress...One hand washes the other...except those hands get dirtier and dirtier..May be they can hold another party for them at Glen Sanders for all the progress.

mitchs
January 3, 2012
9:38 a.m.

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Maybe they could have saved the million dollars to replace the Rexford Bridge and widen Balltown Road, both of which are desparately needed.

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