10/15/2009 9:13:57 AM



Legislator George Oros (R/Cortlandt) joined about 100 veterans and other elected officials at a rally October 14 to oppose plans to develop a large portion of the 180-acre Franklin D. Roosevelt campus of the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose and scale back vital services for local veterans. It was the second protest organized by Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi to implore the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to take care of those who risked their lives for their country, instead of looking out for the interests of developers. Legislators William Burton (D/Ossining) and Michael Kaplowitz (D/Somers) were also in attendance.