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Work resumes on new health center

Construction resumed March 10 on Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s new health center in Warrensburg. Building activities for the $9.5 million facility had been delayed last month when the original general contractor, Eastern Building and Restoration, declared bankruptcy. The new general contractor is Bette & Cring Construction group of Albany, said George Purdue, chief administrative officer for HHHN.

“We are pleased that this issue resolved quickly and that work is again moving forward,” Purdue said, predicting that the health center would be ready to open in March 2015. “We are confident that Bette and Cring will do an outstanding job for us.”

Purdue continued that Hudson Headwaters has not incurred additional costs because of the delay, and that Bette & Cring have previously constructed a health center for Hudson Headwaters.

The new two-story Warrensburg Health Center, 38,000 square feet in floor space, is being built to replace the existing health center on Main Street, and local officials have said they expect it will be a landmark in downtown Warrensburg.

Methodists to host free ham dinner

The First United Methodist Church at 3890 Main St. in Warrensburg will host a ham dinner Saturday March 22 without charge to area residents.

To be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the meal is to feature baked ham, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, butternut squash, beverage and dessert. Take-outs will be available. Although there’s no cost, donations will be gladly accepted.

Garden seeds available at discount

Two seed kits — to raise vegetables and herbs respectively — are now available at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warrensburg through a fundraiser for the agency’s Master Gardener and 4-H programs.

Available for $7, each seed kit contains five packages and includes full growing instructions, plant markers, and a localized vegetable planting guide.

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