Legislator seeks DOT help with Rt. 208 wet spot

Winter is coming, and Jack Hayes is worried. The Ulster County legislator representing District 8, who lives in Gardiner, has been watching that big puddle on Route 208 just north of the Route 44/55 intersection grow and grow all year, through dry-weather spells as well as wet. “It hasn’t always been there,” says Hayes. “It has gotten significantly worse in the past year.” Hayes suspects that the source of the wet spot may be a leak in the New York City Water Supply Aqueduct infrastructure, which runs parallel to Route 208 for part of its length. “There . . .

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