A hospital official today said that the Governor has been invited and possibly will attend the groundbreaking of the major construction project at Samaritan Medical Center for their new facilities. The 1:30 PM visit to the hospital is likely to be combined with the 11:00 AM Fort Drum deployment scheduled the same day.
The North Country Welcomes Governor Paterson and certainly hopes he takes ample time while visiting to speak with local people and gain an important perspective for rural life in upstate New York State. Our state is very diverse, New York City and even Albany are quite different from Northern New York. It is important, as the Governor makes critical decisions regarding our work and lives, that he has a full understanding of each and every part of New York. To know New York inside and out and every corner of the state would be to represent it well.
The North Country and Fort Drum community should greet the Governor with opens arms.
Groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday, April 25th.