When it included at least two cuts that will directly affect Rye residents and visitors.
Astorino's budget proposal will cut all staff at the and . Nature center staff have conducted group programs for children and supervised summer camps through the 173-acre Marshlands Conservancy.
Deputy Communications Director Donna Greene confirmed that the buildings would be closed, but indicated the grounds at each location would be available for "passive use."
Greene said that the closures were based on three criteria: least impact on revenue, ability of the facility to be "physicially closed," and the availibility of similar services at nearby locations including Rye Nature Center.
Calls to both facilities were not answered.
Bee Line Bus route 76 is also proposed for elimination. The route currently provides service between Rye and Port Chester through a contractor. Greene said elimination of the line would save the county $243,436. In order to serve these communities, route 13 would be altered. Greene said route 76 has 160 riders and only 30 of them will be affected by the change. The alteration would allow passengers to ride directly between Rye and White Plains