But it’s still a shame that this process wasn’t more transparent. Given the number of letters to the editor we have received on the issue, we are sure there are people out there who would have liked a chance to persuade the board to consider alternatives to the sale.
As for what this will ultimately mean for the facility, it’s hard to know. Otsego County Rep. Katherine Stuligross, D-Oneonta, chairwoman of the Manor Committee, vowed that the Manor would not end up like Countryside Care Center in Delhi, which has runcome afoul of federal and state regulators for various deficiencies.
But in truth, once the county hands over the reins to someone else, it can do little to make good on such a promise.