Tree removal along towpath is ‘absolute disgrace’

Posted 2 November 2017 at 3:06 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Two cyclists from Pennsylvania are stopped today in Albion on the towpath, just west of Main Street, while a crew from Utica takes down trees.


Tearing down trees along the towpath of the Erie Canal is an absolute disgrace and should have been the last option, not the first option because it’s the cheapest!

We live right on the canal and the beauty of the trees across from our house is now gone. Devastated! Local and NYS government should be ashamed of themselves acting on a threat of water way break from 1912-1921 in Bushnell’s Basin.

We have come a long way in technological advancement since then, and one would think they would go with another course of action.


Stephanie Thurston