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October 21, 2014
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Competitors for the Narrowsburg School speak


We are aware of a competing offer to utilize the school building and nearby acres as a drug and alcohol residential treatment facility. We compassionately recognize that such a service is needed to help those who suffer from addictions, and if done well, like the Betty Ford Treatment Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, such a facility can be an asset to a community. However, we believe that such a facility, if executed in the middle of the Hamlet of Narrowsburg, would dominate the hamlet and constrain the thoughtful development engineered by its citizens to advance the community in a manner that preserves its special character and respects the unique qualities of the Upper Delaware Valley. The placement of this facility in the downtown hamlet would drastically change the character and nature of Narrowsburg.
We welcome the Butos [from Changes Treatment and Recovery, Inc.] to the Upper Delaware Valley and are willing to work cooperatively with them to find a more appropriate site for the facility they propose.