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Time to complete the Canalway

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In his State of the State last week, Gov. Cuomo touted tourism as a key to boosting upstate’s economy. A good way to do that would be to get more visitors to come and ride the 365-mile Erie Canalway bike-hike trail that runs from Buffalo to Albany. But it will be difficult until the few remaining gaps, including those between Amsterdam and Rotterdam Junction and Green Island and Watervliet, are filled in. The governor should ...

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January 13, 2014
2:30 p.m.

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I was going to agree with you on this one. As you know that would be a rare occurrence... :-) Then I saw the price tag of $50 million. Why don't you see if you can get a copy of that detailed estimate. I think that number is one order of magnitude too high. This is a bike trail for crying out loud. Most of the trail currently completed is a crushed stone surface.