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December 02, 2016
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Tusten discusses buying Narrowsburg School

The Tusten Town Board recently discussed the possibility of the town buying the abandoned Narrowsburg School.
TRR photo by Isabel Braverman

Councilman Norman Meyer said that he does not want the town to purchase the school because it is a private interest. Councilwoman Eileen Falk said she would like to “see the school back again, but that is not going to happen.”

No decision was made. and the council suggested running a straw vote to see what the residents of Tusten would want to do with it.

The board approved giving Wingert authorization to sign a contract to repurpose the $106,000 grant to be used to rebuild the deck on Main Street. The town received the grant from the New York State Department of State to go toward the waterfront revitalization project. However, now that the Narrowsburg bridge is under construction, and will be for the next two years, building for the project cannot begin.

The town had discussed using the grant money instead for the deck on Main Street. They said the deck is not in an unsafe condition, but some of the beams underneath are in poor condition.