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Letter to the Editor, People Need the Facts About Winston Farm Project

Dear Editor:
The Winston Farm proposal in Saugerties does not call for blacktopping 840 acres. It does not require the clear-cutting of every tree. It does not mean Saugerties will run out of drinking water or that it will be unsafe. This irresponsible propaganda is from out-of-town opponents, such as Catskill Mountainkeeper, seeking donations and headlines.

The record must be set straight.

Winston Farm’s proposal focuses on creating jobs through tourism, entertainment, recreation, and commercial/retail while providing much-needed housing. Specifics cannot be determined until in-depth studies on traffic, water needs, habitat and other potential impacts are complete. The Town of Saugerties is finalizing what will be reviewed.

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