Assemblywoman Buttenschon hosts Whitesboro town hall

Residents express concern about flooding at town hall meeting

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 11:54 PM

WHITESBORO, NY – Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon continued her series of town hall meetings throughout the 119th Assembly District Tuesday with a stop at the Whitesboro Fire Department.

She touched on a variety of topics with residents, ranging from education funding to the new plastic bag ban that was recently implemented by the state.

The main area of concerns for residents though was what is the state going to do about flooding that has plagued the area for quite some time.

“These people are devastated,” said Buttenschon.

“Their homes have been devastated and they’re concerned. When it rains, what’s going to happen next?”

“I understand I’m not going to get everything I want,” said Whitesboro resident Beverly Greco.

“Just knowing that there’s somebody out there that is working for this area makes it a little better.”

Residents also expressed concern about the devastation the flooding has left behind and what kind of help they could expect to help pay for cleanup costs and repairs.

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