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Storm Aftermath

Pam Robinson
Huntington Now

New York State Sens. Jim Gaughran and Tim Kennedy recently met with Huntington Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli at the Highway Department’s facility in Elwood to discuss possible state funding opportunities, as well as to get an up-close look at the Department’s response toTropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4.

“I would like to thank New York State Senators, Jim Gaughran and Tim Kennedy, for their time today and for having a better understanding of the resources and challenges that face the Department each year,” stated Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli.

“Today I had the pleasure of joining Superintendent Orelli to lead my colleague, Senator Tim Kennedy, Chair on the Transportation Committee, on a tour of the Huntington Highway Department. An urgent need for increased transportation and infrastructure funding exists and all levels of government must work together to bring our region’s infrastructure into the 21st century,” said Sen. Jim Gaughran.

“From Buffalo to Long Island, it’s imperative that we’re discussing sustainable solutions to meet the growing needs of New York’s essential transportation networks,” said Senator Tim Kennedy, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. “I thank Senator Gaughran and Superintendent Orelli for leading me on a tour of the Huntington Highway Department, and for their continued partnership and commitment to strengthening our infrastructure statewide.”