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Guard members wrapping up work on new Cohoes park

Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company are spending the week finishing up their three-year project to help the City of Cohoes build a park on what was once the route of the Erie Canal. Soldiers from the company and other elements of the 204th Engineer Battalion spent part of their annual training period in 2011 and 2012 working to turn what was once overgrown with trees and shrubs into an open area showcasing the history of the Erie Canal.
Sixteen Soldiers are working on improving drainage, doing land maintenance and conducting any other finishing tasks that city officials need done.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company are spending the week finishing up their three-year project to help the City of Cohoes build a park on what was once the route of the Erie Canal. Soldiers from the company and other elements of the 204th Engineer Battalion spent part of their annual training period in 2011 and 2012 working to turn what was once overgrown with trees and shrubs into an open area showcasing the history of the Erie Canal. Sixteen Soldiers are working on improving drainage, doing land maintenance and conducting any other finishing tasks that city officials need done.
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After three years of hard work, members of a National Guard unit from Kingston will finally see their efforts pay off Friday. Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 1156th Engineer Company will finish helping to build a park off of Vliet Street in Cohoes. The park is going in place of what was once the original route of the Erie Canal. “We received this assignment three years ago,” said 1st Lt. Nina Vanyo, ...

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