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Is the Molloy Fields Upgrade Project Good for RVC?

Take our poll and let us know what you think.

The village recently announced a proposed agreement with to upgrade four existing athletic fields in the village with synthetic turf and create one new one, providing multi-purpose playing fields for soccer, baseball, softball, field hockey and lacrosse.

Under the , three of the four fields (Barasch, Lister and Blighe) on the south side of the village would be fitted with synthetic turf, and all four would be equipped with a sub-surface drainage system that would store rainfall and inhibit runoff into Mill River. Here's what the would look like.

Molloy, village school and club teams would share time on the fields, and Molloy would pay $6 million for the renovation.

Some residents questioned the proposal and how it could the surrounding community on the south side of the village.

What do you think of it? Take our poll and let us know!

Frank August 07, 2012 at 05:57 PM
It's all about the money. RVC would go bankrupt if it had to make good on all the environmental ills in town. Avalon was a Godsend as it removed a sizable portion of the contaminated soil. All the town can do now is simply monitor the plume progress. to be honest, most of RVC water comes from the Magothy Aquifer, well beyond the current depth of the plume, and with the clay layers, doubt if it will get any lower. What pains me is that those VOCs will eventually spill into Mill River and those Southside residents may have issues selling their homes in the future. For the record, there should be a ban on fishing and crabbing at Mill River.
ERsanity August 08, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I see people crabbing there all the time and shudder at the thought of eating them. I do go fishing in there, but for me, it's strictly catch and release. There's an older gentleman who's either Russian or Polish who fishes there for eels every week and I can only image what it's doing to him.
ERsanity August 09, 2012 at 01:15 PM
@Frank, great shots. Is this shot from Sunrise Hwy looking south (from where the Mill River goes under Sunrise); or from the S. Park Avenue bridge looking south? I can see ERHS in the background.
ERsanity August 09, 2012 at 01:18 PM
@Frank, I was referring to this shot: http://cdm16373.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15281coll32/id/42 I forgot to add the link.
Frank September 05, 2012 at 04:13 PM
@ ERsanity. yes, it's from Sunrise hwy looking south. If you look hard enough you can make out the little bridge.

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