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Deposit chimney demolition clears way for new park

DEPOSIT (WBNG) — A 125-year-old Agway chimney in Deposit was demolished on Friday.

According to the Broome County Executive’s Office, the 150-foot chimney known as the "largest eyesore in Deposit" was brought down in order to clear the way for a brand new community park.

Officials say the park will have a new football and field hockey field, basketball courts and a secondary baseball field. 

"The Deposit Community Park will serve as a much-needed focal point for the rural community which is struggling with a multitude of challenges," officials wrote in a news release. "The park will be the catalyst for revitalizing the entire Village of Deposit as well as the surrounding area."

The county says the demolition was funded by a $20,000 grant out of County Executive Jason Garnar’s small community fund initiative. 

It’s the first grant awarded from the fund. According to the county, there are multiple other projects that will be funded later this year.

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