Letter to the editor | Promises broken

June 22, 2013 

On March 26, at the Centre County Courthouse Annex, about 70 Centre County residents made it clear to the county commissioners that they opposed turning Centre Crest into a nonprofit facility.

All three commissioners promised more research and another chance for people to give feedback, but only one commissioner followed through on that promise.

Commissioner Michael Pipe presented a thorough and detailed analysis of his research around the state and provided — in Commissioner Chris Exarchos’ own words — “viable changes” (“County votes to begin to turn Centre Crest into nonprofit nursing home,” CDT, Tuesday).

Commissioners Steve Dershem and Exarchos, however, rammed through a vote and did not allow any opportunity for community response or dissent.

I am extremely disappointed that they could not keep their promises to their constituents.

JoAnn Lehtihet

State College

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