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Rehab Center's Lawyer Blasts Cortlandt Over Moratorium On Permits

From left, Cortlandt Town Board members Francis X. Farrell, Seth Freach, Supervisor Linda D. Puglisi, Debra Costello, and Richard Becker.
From left, Cortlandt Town Board members Francis X. Farrell, Seth Freach, Supervisor Linda D. Puglisi, Debra Costello, and Richard Becker. Photo Credit: Town of Cortlandt

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The Cortlandt Town Board’s recent re-vote on a temporary ban on special use permits has been blasted by the attorney for a proposed rehabilitation center, according to a report by The Examiner.

Robert Davis has been asking the town to waive the moratorium so that his clients, the Briarcliff Manor-based Hudson Ridge Wellness Center could build a 92-bed facility on Quaker Ridge Road, according to multiple media reports.

In December, lohud.com reported that the company sued town officials in federal court for $15 million, claiming that they were purposely discriminating against people with drug and alcohol addictions.

According to The Examiner report, Davis wrote a letter to the town in which he extolled the benefits of the luxury hospital and accused local officials of blatant fear-mongering.

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To read the lohud article, click here.

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