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Contractor Mike Hill of Adirondack (right) holds a railing spindle while carpenter John Dobbs screws it in place. Hill and Dobbs volunteered their time and expertise recently to construct a handicapped-accessible ramp for the home Chester veteran Ernest Hopkins, who was paralyzed this summer due to a fall, and a ramp and deck were necessary for Hopkins to be able to live at home again. Area veterans arranged for the work to be accomplished, and Home Depot provided materials at a substantial discount.

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Thanks to volunteer workers, injured Chester veteran can return home

A veteran partially paralyzed due to a fall in a hospital couldn't come back home to Chestertown until his home was made wheelchair-accesible. So veterans groups and local contractor and his assistant built the veteran a heavy-duty deck and ramp so he could return to be with friends and family.

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