Thursday, January 26, 2023

Ryan Announces New Construction at Newburgh Waterfront and More

U.S. Congressman Pat Ryan today announced over $5 million in federal funding coming to the City of Newburgh for a new pier at the waterfront and a new food training program. See a close-up, scenic video of the existing Newburgh Landing pier below.

Money for the FoodTEC program was acquired through the efforts of former U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney last year to provide workforce training and related skills through a not-for-profit organization aligned with SUNY Orange (story here).

“The people of Orange County elected me to deliver, and I am getting right to work,” said Ryan.

Last April, Maloney also requested federal funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget to rebuild a new pier at the Newburgh Landing. The existing pier has deteriorated due to weather and its age. It has been fenced off for several years.

“The establishment of the FoodTEC program at SUNY Orange means more good-paying,  middle-class jobs coming to the Hudson Valley, and the construction of the Newburgh Landing Pier is exactly the kind of economic development this region needs,” Ryan added. “I look forward to working with Mayor Harvey, SUNY Orange, and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce as we continue to create new opportunities for growth in Newburgh.”

Orange County Chamber of Commerce President Heather Bell added, “This critical funding will play a vital role in bringing jobs and economic opportunity to the people of Newburgh and Orange County. I want to thank Congressman Pat Ryan for hitting the ground running and delivering for Orange County.”

The existing pier at the Newburgh Landing, located along the scenic Newburgh Waterfront, will be rebuilt. (Stock aerial video by The Newburgh News, LLC – Copyright 2023)

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