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Ovid library to host Willard Drug Treatment Facility closure forum

A public forum on the closure of the Willard Drug Treatment Campus will be held Thursday afternoon from 1-2:30 at the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid.

The forum is planned for a 45-minute discussion with 5 to 8 questions/subjects to be answered/deliberated by the participants. Confirmed participants include:  Senator Pam Helming, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Town of Romulus Supervisor David Hayes, Romulus Deputy Supervisor Mike Joslyn and South Seneca Schools Superintendent Steve Zielinski. The last 30-45 minutes will be open to questions and comments from the audience. The forum will be hosted and moderated by Ford Memorial Library Director Andrea Tillinghast.

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The first 25 people to register for this event will be admitted to the library in order to limit capacity due to the pandemic. Community members can register for the event by visiting the library’s website or calling the library at 607-869-3031. The library will also live stream the event with the link on our website and social media.

Willard is one of six correctional facilities slated for closing next March.