|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 26 Sep 2015 23:09:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Plattsburgh Air Force Base (NY) 22 years later|
Decision to close PAFB blindsided community By JOE LoTEMPLIO Plattsburgh Press-Republican (NY) September 26, 2015 PLATTSBURGH - The news that Plattsburgh Air Force Base would be closing hit the North Country like a lightning bolt on a clear day in 1993. "That definitely became one of the darker days in our history," former Clinton County Administrator William Bingel told the Press-Republican recently. "Everybody thought: There goes our economy." The Strategic Air Command base generated an estimated $150 million each year for the North Country, and it brought to the region a wealth of diverse culture from all over the country. As it turned out, the North Country's economy did not collapse with the base closure, and the redevelopment effort has been praised as one of the most successful stories in the country. … For the entire article, see http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/decision-to-close-pafb-blindsided-community/article_a77ae535-d2b5-5cdb-ba92-4fba55bfba3f.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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