I have received many calls and emails from constituents about the amount of litter on our highways.
In order to combat this problem, the state would like to expand its Adopt-a-Highway program, which allows individuals and organizations to adopt a segment of highway and take the responsibility of keeping it clean. For information about taking part in Philipstown (and Beacon), call Rock DeNigro of the state Department of Transportation at 845-878-6363. There are also scheduled clean-up days throughout the year in which anyone can participate.
Of course, the best way to deal with this problem is to dispose of waste properly.
Sandy Galef, Albany
Galef represents Philipstown in the state Assembly.