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Warren, Washington County businesses ready to reopen

Mark Mulholland
Updated: May 17, 2020 06:56 PM
Created: May 17, 2020 06:29 PM

Businesses are eager to reopen in Warren and Washington Counties.

Leaders there were eager to be separated from the rest of the Capital Region when it came to reopening, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that the entire region is nearly ready to begin phase one.

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State Assemblyman Dan Stec, Warren County Administrator Ryan Moore and Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce President Mike Bittel have been discussing plans to reopen the economy.

Bottel pointed out that big box stores are open and soon beaches will be able to, but not the "mom and pops" that provide a livelihood for so many in the region.

Apparently, the state listened.

Bittel, Stec and Moore are thrilled that the Governor's team recalibrated its metrics Sunday and the Capital Region is ready to reopen as soon as it can prove it has enough certified contact tracers.

"Before today's announcement, I would've said let's do a subregion because Warren and Washington Counties are a little bit different than our neighbors to the south," said Moore.


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