Cortlandt passes law protecting historic stone walls

The Town of Cortlandt has enacted a law this week protecting the Revolutionary War-era stone walls that line some of the streets from development.The new law would let the authorities preserve the historic walls when new construction is proposed on certain routes. It is part of a regional effort in northern Westchester County to preserve the character of old country roads like Oregon Road in Cortlandt. Fourteen roads have been designated within the town for protection under the new law. It gives the town planning board and building department the power to determine what kind of design changes are allowed for the designated roads during new construction. "I think it's very very important to our children and our grandchildren and future generations," says Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi.

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