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Residents attend informational meeting on sinkhole project

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Albany/HV: Residents attend informational meeting on sinkhole project
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KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Community members voice their concerns about the sinkhole on Washington Avenue at a public meeting. This comes after a city engineer recently reported that the project could take longer and cost more than originally expected.

A month was allotted for the restoration process, but three weeks in, complications are arising. That means more work and more money.

The City of Kingston's planning director, who also lives on Washington Avenue, said the meeting was necessary to keep people informed.

Suzanne Cahill said, "My intention when I organized this meeting was more just to share information because people hear it from various sources, third parties. I wanted it to come right from the key players. So, I do believe that people left the meeting having at least a better sense of what is going on and what this project involves."

So far, fixing the sinkhole has cost the city $9,000.

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