After years of debate, revisions and setbacks, Barbara Scuccimarra (center), who represents Philipstown on the Putnam County Legislature, finally cut the ribbon on Tuesday (Dec. 18) to open the new senior center at the site of the former Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring.
She was joined at the 6,000-square-foot Philipstown Friendship Center by a number of county and state officials and two centenarians. The county spent about $1.4 million renovating the space and will spend about $2.5 million over the next 15 years on rent and fees.
Photos by Michael Turton
Legislator Scuccimarra cuts the ribbon
Barbara Scuccimarra, Donna Anderson, Sue Serino, Joe Etta and MaryEllen Odell
Cornelius Tuomey at the piano
Rena Corey tests the pool table.
The new center is bright and spacious.
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