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Assemblyman finds silver lining in Cohoes fire

December 04, 2017 06:31 PM

COHOES - The long road to recovery continues in Cohoes. Many of the businesses affected by last week's fire have re-opened.

More than 30 buildings were damaged when high winds fueled flames that jumped from property to property on Remsen Street.

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Democratic Assemblyman John McDonald tells NewsChannel 13 there could be a silver lining to all of this.

"We have a unique opportunity here. We have pretty much almost a full block of downtown Cohoes that's gone. We have a new economy in this whole Amazon world, where bricks and mortar retail has been struggling. How can we put our heads together to see if we can find a way to help the city jumpstart revitalization on Remsen Street in this area and really take what was a tragedy and make it into something meaningful and long-lasting," asked McDonald.

More than two-dozen people are still being helped by the Red Cross following the fire.

Financial donations are being accepted at Key Bank, Pioneer Bank and Cap Com Federal Credit Union.

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WNYT Staff

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