Local

O’Mara reacts to decision to close Elmira Psych Center

O’Mara reacts to decision to close Elmira Psych Center

Local State Senator Tom O’Mara is offering his reaction to the Cuomo Administration’s announced closure of the Elmira Psychiatric Center.

The Office of Mental Health Wednesday unveiled its plan to close psychiatric hospitals in Elmira, Binghamton and several other communities statewide next year.

O’Mara says the closure would result in the potential loss of 250 local jobs and says he is “truly angered, disappointed and disheartened” by the decision.

O’Mara says it’s a failure to recognize the fundamental importance the Psych Center has to the 11-county region.

The Office of Mental Health says layoffs are not planned and employees will be given the opportunity to transfer or retrain for other jobs.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Winter Storm Warning issued for Sunday, Monday; up to 12 inches of snow possible

Fresh
weather_alert_winter

Heaviest snow to fall late Sunday night, Monday morning

in Local

Mesko trial ends with deadlock

gavel_court

A jury could not unanimously convict the former Cornell student on a charge of rape.

in Local

Cornell frat suspended for use of alcohol, illicit substance

cornell seal

Suspension comes after 2011 violations for Psi Upsilon frat

in Local

Tioga County man faces 17 years in prison for fatal stabbing

gavel_court

Douglas Every was convicted of manslaughter in connection with October 2013 stabbing

in Local

Western New York company sending pizzas overseas for troops

pizza

Soldiers will receive pizza in time for Seahawks vs. Patriots game Sunday