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RV Park and Campground Briefs

February 10, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

NEW YORK

From the Niagara Gazette:

Officials in the town of Lewiston, N.Y., received approval Thursday (Feb. 9) to spend a significant portion of the community’s incoming greenway funds on the redevelopment of Joseph Davis State Park.

Lewiston officials have tentatively discussed investing as much as $10 million into refurbishing the park. At this point, they are concentrating on the first phase which calls for the construction of a new $3.25 million Buffalo Audubon Society nature center, a $1 million visitor center, a $500,000 boat launch, a $300,000 campground, $500,000 in parking lot improvements and other smaller enhancements such as a new exhibition area, playgrounds and gazebos.

This park is operated by the town of Lewiston through a partnership agreement with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

CONNECTICUT

From TheDay.com, New London:

One man was taken to the hospital for trouble breathing after escaping from a camper fire Thursday evening (Feb. 9) at the Mystic Kampground of America at 118 Pendleton Hill Road.

Chief Charles Steinhart said the North Stonington Fire Department responded to the campground around 7 p.m. and found a fifth-wheel camper on fire.

Steinhart said firefighters needed 15 minutes to get the blaze under control and the department remained on the scene for about two hours cleaning up. He said the structure of the trailer remained standing but the entire inside was gutted.

A fire was caused by a malfunction in the electrical panel and was ruled an accident, a fire official said.

Fire Marshal George Brennan said the woman who was inside the camper at the time was admitted to the Westerly Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. She is expected to recover.

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