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If you pay attention to other media sites around the state, you may have noticed that a long-closed local bridge has become the focus of those advocating for a change to state law to create a "land bank" for municipalities.

I wrote last month how Warren County supervisors were citing efforts to replace the Middleton Bridge across the Schroon River as an example of why the proposition on this year's general election ballot should be passed.

Proponents have begun a statewide public relations campaign that includes the Warren County situation as one that could be solved with creation of a "land bank" to swap land when municipalities need small amounts of state land for a public works project.

The latest publicity was this article from a downstate paper, which features the Middleton Bridge prominently atop the article. The Associated Press also ran an article in recent days on it, mentioning the bridge.

-- Don Lehman

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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