As a resident of Cohoes and witnessing the devastating fire that happened on Thursday, it left myself and the entire Capital Region asking how we can help. Join us Monday as we kick off our Rebuild Cohoes Relief Effort.
I live in Cohoes and noticed a huge undertaking in overhauling the park on Columbia Street and turning it into the Veterans Memorial Park. On Veterans Day, the construction was complete and the park was dedicated.
Living in Cohoes for the past four years, I have seen the city continue to grow. They are rebuilding downtown, the Cohoes Music Hall is a busy venue again and now there could be a movie theater coming to the city.
As a Waterford resident, I have to say this whole bridge construction has been a pain. Now listen, before you go and get upset with me and say, "it needed to be done" or "don't you care about safety?" Of course I care and of course I know it needed to be done,…
Over the last decade, plus, Cohoes has been in the process of reviving their little city. What had become a run down, in spots, fairly abandoned area has had a lot of hard work put into changing its reputation.
I live on the Cohoes side of the Cohoes Waterford Bridge and I understand that it needs to be replaced. I don't understand, however, why they have to shut down the entire area for every weekend in July.
It always amazes me that first responders throw caution to the wind and go into a situation sometimes blind. Firefighters, EMTs and even police officers never know what kind of emergency they will be called upon to help.
I live near the area where a young girl who was crossing the street last year, in the crosswalk, was struck and killed. It was a horribly sad story and now lawmakers, the DOT and Cohoes are all doing their part to make it safer for all.