Volunteers fix Hartford stream

9-3 008Taking time out of a holiday weekend and working in hot, humid and rainy conditions, a handful of volunteers made headway on the Hartford stream project Saturday.

Town Supervisor Dana Haff, Highway Superintendent Greg Brown and six other community members of various capacities came out first thing in the morning to begin the work.

The first challenge was to open and clear out the stream, Haff said, a process that was aided by the use of contractor Russell Wade’s machinery. After the clearing out is done, the next step is to reinforce the bank on the school side of the stream so it won’t erode.

On Saturday, Haff said the group had 150 tons of stone so far from the Galusha quarry. The men were chain-sawing brush, chipping branches and weed-whacking to make room for access.

“I bet the last time the stream was cleaned up was when they built Route 40,” Haff said. He said the town of Hartford and the school are collaborating well on the finances and logistics of the project.

“The youth commission does all the sports here. The school’s willing to fun 50 percent of it. We built these buildings and fields, and we need to preserve our infrastructure,” he said.

The project came after recent rains flooded the newly rebuilt fields and washed away a lot of red slate dust. Part of what the men are doing is rerouting and widening the stream so future flooding won’t cause damage to the fields.

Haff estimated at least three more weekend efforts might be needed to finish the project.

“It’s not a quick thing because it’s only done by volunteers and on weekends,” he said.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

fair go round

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

art sci dog fish cut up web

By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

The Orchard in North Granville

By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Classifieds 08/24/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/19/16

Weekender – 08/19/16

North Country Freepress – 08/19/16

Northshire Freepress – 08/19/16

Lakes Classifieds – 08/19/16

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

Jaxon Beebe, of Granville (2)

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

county board of supervisors

By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]