Today is Veterans Day 2010...or Armistice Day if you prefer. I will join local vets at the VFW this morning as I do every November 11 and Memorial Day.
Take time out today to honor those who served !
And while its technically a government holiday, other things don't stop. I will be participating in the taping of an episode of the Public Eye with Jeff Cole at the studios of WPBS. The topic is Mercy Healthcare and its aftermath.
For the City the real topic is the plan to abandon the Stone Street facility in two to three years in favor of a new nursing home on Washington Street next to the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse. That site is topographically challenged and would require additional land purchased. We have respectfully ask that redevelopment on the Stone Street parcels be considered, although control of the property is an issue.
There is also the matter of the accruing taxes and water bills, which we feel will not be paid as the current owners know we cannot cut them off and the loss of the property through tax sale would coincide when they want out anyway.
I look forward to the discussion.