|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||28 Aug 2005 22:45:52 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] The Plattsburgh Air Force Base (NY) story|
PLATTSBURGH PROVES THERE CAN BE LIFE AFTER CLOSURE|
BY JOE LO TEMPLIO Asbury Park Press (NJ) August 28, 2005
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - When leaders in Plattsburgh first heard the local Air Force base would be closing, they felt physically ill.
"It was like getting punched right in the stomach. It was a sick feeling," said Mark L. Barie, who was chairman of the Plattsburgh Chamber of Commerce when the base was slated for closure in 1993.
It was a situation with which municipal leaders from the towns surrounding Fort Monmouth, targeted last week by the Base Realignment and Closure commission for closure, can now sympathize. And as officials in Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls prepare for an uncertain future, officials near the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base have some words of advice:
"Don't waste time thinking you are going to fight the decision, because it just isn't going to happen," said Garry Douglas, President and CEO of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce.
For the entire article, see http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050828/NEWS/508280414
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Installation_Reuse_Forum mailing list Installation_Reuse_Forum@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/installation_reuse_forum
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