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Columbia Co. to hold Pine Haven public hearing

Jan 21, 2015 7:08 am
Arthur Cusano is reporting in the Register Star the Columbia County Board of Supervisors has narrowed the field of bidders to purchase the Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to two. Long Island-based Premier Healthcare Management and Centers Health Care, a company based in the Bronx, are vying to purchase the 120-bed county-owned nursing facility located in Philmont. The board's Pine Haven subcommittee voted Tue., Jan. 20, to hold a public hearing on the two purchase proposals in early February. At the hearing each company will make a half-hour presentation, followed by a 15-minute question and answer period with the public. Subcommittee member Clifford Wiegelt, who represents Claverack, voted against the measure, saying more research should have been put into other options. Weigelt was one of several subcommittee members to vote against selling the facility last year. The hearing will be held on Feb. 2 or Feb. 5 at 401 State St. Read the full story in the Register Star.