Plans are underway to honor two late members of the U.S. Congress who represented parts of New York State.

Representative Louise Slaughter passed away March 16 at a Washington hospital where the 88 year old had sought treatment for injuries suffered during a fall at her home.

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillbrand March 17 said they thought it would be appropriate to honor their fellow Democrat by renaming a Rochester train station after her.

Slaughter spent years fighting to get more than $15 million in federal funding for the train station.

Photo by Kathy Whyte

Meanwhile, Republican Congressman John Faso of Kinderhook says there has been committee approval of a bill to name the post office on Market Street in Saugerties after late Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

Faso says naming Hinchey’s hometown post office after him would serve as enduring recognition of his lifetime service to the people.