Southern Ulster Times Sep. 13 2017

T IMES SOUTHERN Vol. 14, No 37 3 SEPTEMBER 13 - 19, 2017 ULSTER 3 ONE DOLLAR Back to school Dukes drop Huskies Page 22 Page 44 SERVING HIGHLAND, MARLBOROUGH AND PLATTEKILL ‘We will always remember’ Lloyd marks 16th anniversary of 9-11 Tunneling under Hudson River begins Project to fix Delaware Aqueduct leaks By MARK REYNOLDS The American Legion Auxiliary joined in singing “God Bless America” at Monday’s 9-11 Memorial Ceremony in Highland By MARK REYNOLDS On Monday evening, under a crystal clear blue sky, Town of Lloyd officials, Ulster County and NY State representatives and local residents gathered in front of the firehouse on Milton Avenue to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and to honor the memory of 2,996 individuals who were lost on that fateful day. Supervisor Paul Hansut welcomed everyone to the solemn ceremony that the Town of Lloyd holds every year. To open the ceremony members of Boy Scout Troops 70 and 193, Cub Scout Troop 70 and Girl Scouts led in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the National Anthem sung by Jessica Avampato. Leo Bozydaj then released a flock of white doves as symbols of peace. Fr. John Lynch, of St. Augustine Church, offered an invocation. Continued on page 3 WWW.SOUTHERNULSTERTIMES.COM Last Friday, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] held a press conference to announce that tunneling will soon begin on a 2.5 mile bypass tunnel that will run 600 feet under the Hudson River from Newburgh to Wappingers Falls in order to stop leaks in the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct. The project may cost up to $1.5 billion and is the largest repair undertaking in the 175-year history of the NYC water supply system. The design will fix two segments along the 70 year old aqueduct that have been leaking for decades – in the towns of Warwarsing and Newburgh. Engineers estimate the loss of water at 20 million gallons per day, with 95% of that occurring at the Newburgh location near the Roseton Power plant. This was first detected in 1992 and by 2014 a small self- propelled submarine-shaped vehicle was employed along a 45 mile stretch of the aqueduct between the Rondout and West Branch Reservoirs to definitively locate, measure and map the leaks using sonar, Continued on page 5