More details have surfaced about creating a port in the City of Newburgh from a recent THR article. According to the article, the new port could bring 150 jobs to the area over three years. However, concerns of who will get these jobs have been raised. Newburgh residents have expressed concerns over noise and citizens in Beacon are worried what the proposed port could do to their river views. Still, many have pointed out that Newburgh’s waterfront was always an industrial one and a return to its industrial roots is just reviving what used to exist.
If the company bidding on the project, Steelway, wins, work could begin as early as April and be completed as soon as the summer. We will know if this could be coming to Newburgh for sure in a few weeks when the contract is awarded.
Port expected to be built in Newburgh, Plan: transport TZB decking [THR]
Hope runs high to rejuvenate Port of Newburgh [Mid Hudson News]
Bipartisan Federal, State and Local Leaders Commend First Step in Establishing Newburgh Port [Sean Maloney]