After Niagara, what’s next?

Niagara’s recent announcement that it was no longer considering the Town of Ulster as a site for a proposed bottling plant brought a close to a controversy, but leaves behind unanswered questions including, critically, how the Kingston Water Department will pay for some $18 million in infrastructure replacement and upgrades without the infusion of cash anticipated from the Niagara deal.

The proposal by the California based bottler to build a sprawling plant near the former IBM campus and purchase up to 1.75 million gallons of water a day from the city’s municipal supply spurred strong opposition from . . .


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