Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon have sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, asking him to consider granting the National Parks Service full control of the Oriskany Battlefield and Steuben Memorial State Historic Sites

Griffo and Buttenschon says granting control of the sites to the National Parks Service would be in New York State's best interest.

They say doing so will potentially save the state money, put several of the Mohawk Valley's Revolutionary War sites under one umbrella and ensure that the battlefield remains open for generations of visitors.

Today is the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Oriskany.

Dave Smith, WIBX