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Letter To The Editor: Expanding Adopt-A-Highway Program

Sandy Galef
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OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email ossining@dailyvoice.com.

To the Editor,

I have received many phone calls and emails from constituents about the

amount of litter on our local highways. Litter on our highways is a big

issue, and there are many ways that anyone can help out to make sure we keep

our highways litter free.

In order to combat this problem, working with the state, we would like to

expand the Adopt-A-Highway program as an additional way for the community to

take action against cluttered highways. This state program allows for

individuals and organizations to adopt a segment of a highway, which they

will take on the responsibility of keeping it clean. This is an effective

environmental program that allows for individuals or organizations to take

the initiative to clean up our community. For more information individuals

and organizations with specific questions can contact the Adopt-A-Highway

Coordinator at (718) 712-7563. If individuals or organizations are

interested in adopting, those in Northern Westchester County can contact

Stuart Sprague at (914) 232-5065 and those in Putnam County can contact Rock

DeNigro at (845) 878-6363.

There are also scheduled clean up days throughout the year which anyone can

attend to help the effort of keeping our highways clean and safe. We hope

that local participation in cleaning up our highways increases in the

future.

Of course, the best way to deal with this problem is to dispose of waste

properly and not litter our highways.

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