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Ballston officials hope to acquire historic Hawkwood estate for park

Hawkwood owner Guy Baker is shown at the estate circa 1900.
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Hawkwood owner Guy Baker is shown at the estate circa 1900.
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Ballston officials hope to acquire the Hawkwood estate on Middle Line Road to preserve as open space, using private money willed to the town. The town’s supervisor, the town historian and the head of the town agricultural preservation committee all said they are thrilled at the prospect of acquiring the heavily wooded 246-acre property, which has both historic and environmental significance. A deal still needs to be negotiated, tied to funding coming from the estate ...

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