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Push for Ogdensburg historical recognition
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 5:29 pm

Ogdensburg mayoral candidate Mike Skelly and council candidate John Rishe have had filed an official request to the State of New York to list all the historical buildings on the grounds of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center to the State and National Register of Historic Places. Skelly and Rishe recently called on the State of New York to partner with Ogdensburg and provide an appropriation to stabilize the historic buildings. They are also calling on the State to create and fund a local development corporation that will have the legal and financial resources to preserve the building and get surplus SLPC property back on the tax rolls. The announcement was made Tuesday night with about 50 people in attendance. North Country This Week photo by Sean McNamara.