- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - A public television station in central New York and a town along the upper Hudson River were among the 2015 recipients of federal grants for preserving local battlefields.

The National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program provided nearly $1.2 million in grants this year to support battlefield preservation efforts in New York and 15 other states.

The New York recipients include the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York and the Washington County town of Greenwich.

Syracuse-based WCNY was granted $80,300 to produce an hour-long documentary film profiling four endangered Revolutionary War battlefields: Bennington and Fort Ann in eastern New York and Newtown and Chemung outside Elmira.

The town of Greenwich will use its $45,000 grant to survey sites associated with the Second Battle of Saratoga, fought in October 1777.

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