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PRIDE program assistant to retire - again

My wife asked me if I could stay retired this time, Harrison related. She thinks Ill get bored and want to go back to work. I dont think so this time, he continued. Im getting a little tired. Its about time for me to finally retire. Harrison has been at PRIDE for 10 years, which makes him the senior staff member. Hes worked with four different executive directors. When Harrison leaves March 1, PRIDE will miss him, according to Sharon Reynolds, the agencys executive director. How can we possibly replace all the knowledge Gus has? she asked. He has a wonderful history with PRIDE and has been a great asset. Well miss Gus. As program director, Harrison in PRIDEs housing rehabilitation program, Harrison takes applications, processes them, determines eligibility, collects project bids and records all the appropriate information. Ive really enjoyed working at PRIDE, he said. Ive learned a lot and worked with some very nice people. Harrison worked 20 years for the New York City Transit Authority. He then moved to the North Country, taking a job with the American Management Association in Saranac Lake before moving back to the city to work for a job training program at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. Then he retired for a while. Harrison found himself restless. When he heard of a position with a not-for-profit agency in Fishkill, he jumped at the chance to go back to work. Then he retired again this time moving to Ticonderoga to be near his daughter and her family. My wife asked me if we could move back to the North Country, Harrison recalled. I enjoyed it before, so why not? Its been a good move. I like Ticonderoga. But while Harrison liked living in Ticonderoga, he didnt like sitting around the house. One day I saw an ad in the newspaper that PRIDE needed help, Harrison said. I thought I would enjoy it and I have. When Harrison retires next week his life will slow down, but nothing else will change. He plans to remain in Ticonderoga. I dont have plans for anything special, he said. Im just going to enjoy life.

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