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Some patients and employees angry over Horace Nye sale

Those in favor of keeping the Horace Nye Nursing Home as a county-run facility react to the vote to sell June 5.

Those in favor of keeping the Horace Nye Nursing Home as a county-run facility react to the vote to sell June 5. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Horace Nye Director Deborah Gifford said she has concerns for the care of the patients and Essex County residents. Gifford said she trusts the administrators to do well to uphold the care patients currently receive.

“At this time we will move forward and the rest will be determined by the new administrator,” Gifford said. “I have never experienced a sale, and this will be a new experience.”

Community members Richard Tromblee and others gathered outside the courthouse and discussed how to get higher legal powers involved saying this is far from over.

“I’m going to go home and do as much research as I can and get the attorney general involved, they can’t just do this to people here,” Tromblee said.

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