In today's Register-Star, Billy Shannon reports on the Safe Routes to School informational meeting that was held last night: "Joslen sidewalk plan evolves."
It is hoped that, in addition to extending the sidewalks on Harry Howard Avenue to reach to all the school buildings, Department of Transportation grants can to secured to build sidewalks on Joslen Boulevard in Greenport from Fairview Avenue to Livingston Parkway. Interestingly, the article identifies John "Duke" Duchessi, who is on the staff of the Hudson Development Corporation, as "Greenport's grant writer." Also revealed in the article is that the grant application, which is due on Friday, is not available for public review because it hasn't been completed yet.
Although the meeting was held at the Hudson Junior High School building and the lead agency in this initiative has been identified as the Hudson City School District, there is no mention of the effect that the implementation of the plan is expected to have on HCSD's $2.2 million transportation budget.