J.M.W. Turner's "Chichester Canal" at the Tate Gallery, London

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center has its ribbon cut

Article from Woodstock Times:

County Executive Michael Hein with former Congressman Maurice Hinchey at the dedication. (photo by Alan Carey)

Several hundred people gathered for the dedication and opening of the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mount Tremper on July 1. Local officials spoke in celebration of the long-delayed center, addressing an audience that included many Shandaken residents, along with representatives of cultural and environmental organizations.
Former Congressman Hinchey was present to receive the accolades of his admirers, including Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, who praised him as “someone who understood the issue of the environment when no one else was talking about it, who understood what it meant to be stewards of the environment and why it mattered.” Assemblyman Kevin Cahill said he had worked for Hinchey in 1975, when the Congressman sponsored bills such as one that banned new billboards from being erected in the Catskills.

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