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Town Of Colonie Puts Reservoir Up For Sale

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Stony Creek Reservoir

The Town of Colonie in Albany County is selling its old back-up water supply.

Town Supervisor Paula Mahan says the Stony Creek Reservoir in Clifton Park is obsolete. It's up for sale for $5.1 million dollars. The Democrat would like to see the 1000-acre site go to a group like the Nature Conservancy or the Open Space Institute.

"Any group like that that would consider keeping the property open space, maybe passive water recreation, trails, things like that, but, we are just in the beginning stages now, so we do not have any offers obviously at this point."

Mahan says selling Stony Creek would save taxpayers over $125,000 a year.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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