wetlands

GUILDERLAND — Neighbors say that the stream that runs parallel to Western Avenue and behind their homes on Concord Hill Drive and Halfmoon Drive is now as much as 25 feet closer to their homes, threatening to swallow their outbuildings. The water is directed through culverts toward Route 146 and the Normanskill.

This summer’s drought has dried even wetlands, raising concerns from at least one resident, although experts say it’s part of a natural cycle for wetlands.

John MacDonald, of 153 Altamont Road in Voorheesville, said that the wetland behind his house was “as dry as I’ve seen it in the 18 years we’ve been here.” 

ALBANY COUNTY — Another project bringing power from the North to New York City will be cutting through Albany County as early as next year — this time, underground.

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