State slashes vetís office hours despite growing need for services

NORWICH Ė Chenango Countyís approximately 5,000 veterans arenít being served as they have been in the past nor as they should be, a local administrator said Wednesday.

Staffing at the New York State Veteranís Affairs Office in Oxford has been cut from three days a week to just Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veteranís Services Administrator Joe Coe told members of the Safety & Rules Committee meeting Wednesday that if a vet needed assistance on any other day, they would have to wait ďa whole week and then make an appointment.Ē

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