- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Communities in New York state will receive more than $8 million to help them make sidewalks and crosswalks accessible to people with disabilities.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced the funding on Wednesday. It’s a mix of state and federal funds that will pay for construction work to make pedestrian areas compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Schumer, a Democrat, says the money will be an “enormous resource” to communities working to ensure their sidewalks and crosswalks can accommodate all New Yorkers.

Communities in Westchester County will receive more than $4 million of the funds, the largest share of the total.

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