Cynthia Nixon parachuting into Hoosick Falls Wednesday

Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is scheduled to visit Hoosick Falls on Wednesday afternoon to meet with residents of the embattled community who learned four years ago that their public and private water supplies had been polluted with a toxic manufacturing chemical.

The meeting with residents will take place at the Delaney Hotel on Route 22 in North Hoosick at 2 p.m. A news conference is scheduled to take place immediately follow the meeting at 3 p.m. Nixon will be joined at the news conference by former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck.

 Nixon announced last month she will challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary. Her return to the Capital Region this week is focused on the Rensselaer County community where residents continued drinking contaminated water for more than a year after health officials and elected leaders learned about the elevated levels of the dangerous chemical.

Brendan J. Lyons

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