Supervisors concerned about future of CIT

NORWICH – Ongoing administrative changes at Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment, coupled with cutbacks in the number of staff and consumers, have left county lawmakers concerned about the maximum security institution’s future in Norwich.

Supervisors David C. Law, R-Norwich, and Ross P. Iannello, politically unaffiliated-New Berlin, recommended a letter to the region’s state legislators and to officials at the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities in protest of a rumored move.

“We hear rumors that they would like to pull it out of Norwich and into Broome County,” Law told members of two county committees last week. “That would be a huge blow, with $52,000 annual salaries on average up there.”

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