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Clinton Wins $10 Million DRI

Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday the Town of Kirkland and the Village of Clinton will jointly receive $10 million in funding as the Mohawk Valley winner of the sixth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

The announcement was made by Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The villages of Cooperstown, Dolgeville and Sharon Springs all received New York Forward grants, a similar program to the DRI with funding of $4.5 million or $2.5 million.

For DRI Round 6, each of the state's 10 economic development regions will be awarded $10 million, to make for a total state commitment of $100 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods.

"Our Downtown Revitalization Initiative allows communities across New York to execute their vision to transform and improve their downtowns for residents and visitors alike," Hochul said. "With this funding, Kirkland and Clinton will be able to increase their housing supply and modernize their infrastructure while enhancing the historical character of the downtown area."

Clinton and Kirkland’s application was done by the Clinton Kirkland Improvement Corporation. The communities applied in 2019 and 2021, winning last year’s award on their third try.

The $10 million will be partial funding for several…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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