Castle Point Veterans Administration Hospital to remain open

The Castle Point Veterans Administration Hospital in Wappingers Falls has been saved with the help of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
It was supposed to be replaced by a new facility about 10 miles away from the current facility.
Schumer announced on Tuesday that the independent Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission process will not move forward, protecting the health care services for nearly 7,000 Hudson Valley veterans.
“After months of fighting, I am pleased to announce the Castle Point VA Medical Center is staying open and right where it is. When I stood with our Hudson Valley vets, I promised them I would not let this plan, to rip away local treatment without consulting local leaders and no interim care plan, become a reality. I am proud to say a promise made is now a promise kept,” said Schumer in prepared remarks.