West Hurley elementary school sits empty, tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood. Signs of neglect and misuse have lifted their ugly heads since it was closed in 2004, with evidence of graffiti, chipped paint, broken windows, pot holes and the slowly decaying remains of a playground. The nature trail next to the school and a safely fenced in area that was once for children to play and explore is now a haven for dogs and their walkers. Canines are seen scampering around with their owners, happily enjoying the woods and lawns. The trail indicates signs of used small fire . . .
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