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Local producer’s documentary on the creation of New York City reservoirs

Nancy Burnett
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May 15, 2014

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Documentary producer Nancy Burnett presents her audio documentary, “The Battle for Water: One Big City and Many Little Towns,” at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Sunday, May 18 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It tells the story of homes lost and communities destroyed for the creation of New York City’s upstate reservoirs, and the hatred that resulted.

This classic story of conflict resolution is told by eight key participants who negotiated the landmark 1997 New York City Memorandum of Agreement. The documentary opens as watershed communities band together to resist new watershed regulations in 1990.

Burnett answers questions after the presentation, and the audience is invited to share personal recollections. For information, call 845/985-7700 or visit timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.