Tom Casey has an article in today's Register-Star about a meeting that took place yesterday to discuss truck routes: "Officials hash out proposed new truck route." The article reports that "Officials from Hudson and Greenport met with representatives from the Department of Transportation and the offices of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson’s offices Tuesday to discuss moving the route." It's not known who the Hudson officials in attendance were, but word has it that Greenport supervisor John Porreca was there. The meeting was initiated by Linda Mussmann and held at Time & Space Limited--located on one of Hudson's two truck routes, the one that would be eliminated by the proposed new route.
The proposal doesn't seem like much of a solution for many Hudsonians--especially the residents and business owners on Warren Street above Seventh and around the Public Square who have organized to improve their neighborhood. It involves banning trucks from Route 9G, which comes into Hudson on Third Street and turns right onto Columbia Street, and making all trucks follow Route 9 through the city--entering on Worth Avenue, turning left onto Warren Street, turning right onto Park Place, and then turning right again onto Columbia Street. The trucks would then make the curve onto Green Street and follow Green Street to Fairview Avenue. At Fariview Avenue, instead of turning left and following the path of Route 9, all trucks, except for those bound for the big boxes in Greenport, would stay on Green Street (and Route 23B) and head for Claverack, presumably to turn left onto Route 9H at the intersection in the hamlet and eventually find their way back to Route 9.