State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, recently said a constituent expressed suspicions that the state Division of Veterans Affairs has been attempting to manipulate statistics about how often the Ogdensburg office is used.
“A constituent recently shared with me their belief that New York State Division of Veterans Affairs has been forcing veterans from Ogdensburg and other parts of St. Lawrence County to travel to Massena in a deliberate effort to reduce usage of the Ogdensburg office and, in turn, create the appearance that the Massena office should be converted from a satellite to a main office location,” Mrs. Ritchie said in a letter to Col. Eric J. Hesse, director of the state VA.
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I think this is not isolated to the Ogdensburg office. I fear they may be cooking the books across the nation to support their plans to close Veterans Affairs facilities. Much like the cooked the books on the “Wait List”. I wish I could trust their numbers.