In fight against anchorage plan, Rhinebeck Town Board joins Hudson River Waterfront Alliance

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The Town Board members has agreed to join the Hudson River Waterfront Alliance, a coalition fighting a proposal to establish barge and large-vessel anchorages on the Hudson River, including one along the town’s shoreline and two immediately across the river.

The decision was made during a meeting Monday at which Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia said there would not be any obligation to contribute financially toward opposition activities.

“There’s no dues, no legal fee,” she said. “We won’t incur any costs to support this.”

The proposed Rhinebeck anchorage site directly in front of the shoreline would be the Kingston Flats South Anchorage Ground, covering about 279 acres and accommodating up to three vessels for long-term use.  Read more.

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