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June 19, 2012

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Legislation to transfer Kingston property for veterans’ housing is governor’s desk

KINGSTON –Legislation that would transfer state property at 67 Wurts Street in Kingston from its previous use as a group home for developmentally disabled persons to a home for transitional housing for veterans has passed the State Senate and Assembly.

It now goes to the governor for his action.

The bill was sponsored by Senator William Larkin and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

“Our Kingston veterans will now have a safe place to reside, and I am pleased that the county has promised to hold the city harmless of safety net costs,” said Mayor Shayne Gallo.

“It’s nice to see veterans are not forgotten,” said William Forte, a member of the Kingston Veterans Association. “Kingston, as many other cities in the United States, does have homeless veterans. Although they might not be loitering in our streets and begging, they are here.”



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