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NY spending $90M upgrading parks, historic sites

ALBANY (AP) -- The Cuomo administration says about $90 million will be spent this year on construction projects at 50 of the state's parks and historic sites.
 
It says that will cover almost 90 projects to upgrade infrastructure or fix potential health and safety problems.

Planning will also begin on 60 more projects to be undertaken in coming years. There are 179 state parks and 35 historic sites in New York.

The funding includes $7.4 million in New York City, $11.3 million in the Capital Region and $7.9 million in the Finger Lakes. It also includes $13.2 million in the Hudson Valley; $10 million on Long Island, $4.8 million in the Mohawk Valley, $4.7 million in the North Country, $5.8 million in the Southern Tier and $16 million in western New York.

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