Selling county nursing home wasn’t a good idea

Posted 7 May 2020 at 7:32 pm

Editor:

As I keep reading headlines of deaths in the local news at The Villages in Albion it makes me think back to five years ago when there was a lot of negative feedback about turning over the county nursing home to a private company.

The jobs there before the sale were county jobs with state benefits. Which is exactly what those people deserve for the work they do.

With the recent number of deaths there and Albion hitting the news on almost a daily basis, maybe if it was still county-run, our county leaders could get some answers when they inquire about what’s going on.

Maybe the next time we look into breaking off part of the county to private sector, we should sell off the Orleans County Legislature and have an outside firm run it.

Eric Baker

Barre