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Friday, October 13, 2006

Historic Ingersoll - Stanford House May Be Torn Down.

Ingersoll House In Niskayuna, NY.

Some people, including Niskayuna Town Supervisor Luke Smith, want to tear down this historic home at the corner of Route 5 and Balltown Road in Niskayuna and replace it with Walgreens and other big box stores.

Old Trees Outside The Ingersoll House in Niskayuna, New York.

Supervisor Smith and his supporters want to see these trees cut down and this historic spot covered with blacktop.

At 9:00 a.m. tomorrow (October 14) and at 9:00 a.m. Sunday (October 15), you can watch an interview that Ernie Tetrault did with Linda Champagne about the importance of this home and why it should be preserved.

The home was owned at one time by the family of Leland Stanford, the founder of Stanford University. Read several newspaper articles about the controversy surrounding the plan to destroy this property.

Here is a list of stations that you can watch the interview on:

OVER THE AIR - ALBANY 15
OVER THE AIR - PITTSFIELD 51
ADELPHIA CABLE-BENNINGTON 5
ADELPHIA CABLE-EDINBURG 3
ADELPHIA CABLE-GLENS FALLS 3
ADELPHIA CABLE-LEE 9
ADELPHIA CABLE-NORTH ADAMS 9
ADELPHIA CABLE-NORTHVILLE 3
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS-CHATHAM 3
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS-WEST STOCKBRIDGE 16
MID-HUDSON CABLEVISION INC 9
TIME WARNER CABLE-PITTSFIELD 8
TIME WARNER CABLE-PORT HENRY/TICONDEROGA/CROWN PT 13
TIME WARNER CABLE-SCHROON LAKE 11
TIME WARNER CABLE-ALL OTHER SYSTEMS 4
DIRECT TV 51
DISH NETWORK 7112

2 Comments:

  • What an appalling shame to even contemplate destroying that beautiful place for a store.

    By Anonymous threecollie, at 11:26 AM  

  • You've got to be KIDDING me.

    My sister used to live close to this intersection and I always loved looking at this house on my way to visit her.

    By Anonymous NYCO, at 8:16 PM  

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