Woodstock Road Officially Renamed Levon Helm Boulevard


Levon Helm

The late Levon Helm loved his adopted hometown of Woodstock, New York and that love was reciprocated as local lawmakers saw to it that a local road was named for the late The Band drummer.

Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that turned a segment of Route 375 in Ulster County into "Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard." The part of Route 375 that has been renamed connects Route 28 in West Hurley to Route 212 in Woodstock. Before the legislation reached Cuomo's desk, it passed both the state assembly and house thanks to the efforts of sponsors Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and Senator John Bonacic.

Levon Helm Studios manager Barbara O'Brien issued a statement about the honor:

Thank you Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator John Bonacic and Senator Cecelia Tkaczyk for your support! Having this honor bestowed upon him would make Levon extremely proud. He was ALL ABOUT his community - Woodstock, Ulster County, New York. This has been his home for the majority of his life and nothing brought bigger smiles to his face than to be able to do things for this, his "hometown". Thank you for recognizing his accomplishments and contributions. Thank you for contributing to his legacy. This is a perfect example of why he came here and why he stayed here - this is the greatest community to live in.

[Published on: 6/20/13]

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