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Macedon among winners of major grant funding to improve canal access

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The New York State Canal Corporation has announced significant grant awards as part of its latest funding initiative, benefiting several upstate municipalities, including the Village of Newark and the Town of Macedon, each receiving $150,000.


These grants are part of over $950,000 allocated to eight municipalities in Round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative. This initiative, since its inception, has played a crucial role in revitalizing communities and stimulating economic growth across New York State.

The Town of Macedon will utilize its grant for the Bullis Park Connectivity Improvements project. This initiative aims to construct additional sidewalks and paths in Bullis Park, thereby enhancing the connection between the Erie Canal, the Empire State Trail, and various local amenities. Macedon Town Supervisor Kim V. Leonard highlighted the community’s enthusiasm for the project and its potential to create a more accessible and aesthetically pleasing pathway network.

This development is expected to benefit not only local residents but also tourists, offering improved access and enjoyment of the area’s natural and recreational resources.