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PITTSTOWN, N.Y. -- A veteran and former DEC worker is honored in Rensselaer County. Officials, family, and friends gathered on State Route 7 near the Tomhannock Reservoir to re-name the roadway after the Brigadier General James J. Kenney.
Kenney served the military for 40 years, and became quite decorated before his retirement in 1987. During Kenney's time at the DEC, he specifically worked in areas around the Tomhannock Reservoir, where he took special pride in patrolling the area. Vice Chairman of the Rensselaer County Legislator, Stan Brownell, said the dedication was appropriate for such a dedicated public servant.
"Due to his service to the country one, but second of all, when he got out of the service he was a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation specialist who for 54 years, loved this Tomhannock Reservoir and patrolled it a great deal," said Brownell.
Kenney was originally from the town of Hoosick. He passed away last July.