Last week Tuesday was a fun day for the Heart of the Hudson Girl Scout Troop 40603. Seven girls were awarded with certificates for their efforts to improve recycling throughout Clarkstown.
The girls noticed that many public spaces in Clarkstown don’t have recycling bins. So they pitched an idea for officials to place bins at all parks, community centers and ball fields. They were honored by Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander Gromack, Councilwoman Shirley Lasker and Jo Anne Pedersen, the superintendent of the parks and recreation department. The recycling bins will appear at public spaces in the coming months.
The girls who were recognized were:
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I drove by Benson Street in West Haverstraw yesterday to check if Raines and Welsh and Sons, a construction company on Railroad Avenue, was clearing up its backyard, following an order from the state Department or Environmental Conservation.
The work was in progress: a piece of heavy machinery was loading piles of dirt onto a truck.
Last month, the company was ruled to be in violation of state regulations, using its backyard to store piles of dirt, pieces of concrete and asphalt without a proper buffer against houses on Benson Street, which runs along the company property.
Several residents on Benson Street had complained about the dust, noise and constant shaking caused by heavy machinery in the company’s backyard.
West Haverstraw building inspector also found that the company did not have a village permit to use the backyard.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll check back again to see if the work is completed.
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