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It was revealed in 2016 that the City's negotiations with Holcim for the transfer of the 9.9 acres had broken down in 2013 because A. Colarusso & Sons had started its negotiations for the purchase of all the Holcim holdings in Hudson and Greenport, and Colarusso wanted the 9.9 acres to use as a "staging area." Colarusso took possession of the Holcim property in early in 2015.
The new "improvements" made on the 4.4 acres believed still to be owned by the City of Hudson raise some questions: Who did the work and why? What does it mean? Does it signal some resolution in the contested ownership of this parcel?
Back in December 2013, Gossips asked the same questions about bulldozing and gravel spread on the 4.4 acres. That time, it turned out to be associated with Amtrak making repairs to the railroad tracks. This time, the intent appears to be different, but you never know.
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