With an issue so large and so vexing, it's hard for any one individual to claim the mantra of "visionary", but gradually strategies and ideas are emerging in large part due to the initiative of Assemblwoman Addie Russell, who has hosted skull sessions on what to do when Mercy closes next year.
While in the City, the dilemma is of regional scope and having the involvement of Ms. Russell, County Board Chair Fitzpatrick and Senator Ritchie will help bring about sounder strategies.
Hopefully, the Watertown Trust will play a key leadership role and there were good ideas that surfaced at this morning's Advantage Watertown meeting.
Anyone who claims they have the vision and leadership to solve the problem is blowing smoke...It will take an "all hands on deck" approach. That hopefully is emerging.
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