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April 16, 2013

Investors agree to buy Pfizer Chazy

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CHAZY —

Congressman Bill Owens said redevelopment of the property is a big step forward.

“I look forward to assisting the redevelopment of this important local job-creation asset,” he said.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said turning the parcel of open property into jobs in the North Country has long been a top priority.

“This is welcome news and speaks to the high-quality workforce in Clinton County and leaders like Garry Douglas and the North Country Chamber of Commerce,” he said, adding that he would “look to aid in any further opportunities for growth.”

‘HIGH PRIORITY’

“We all eagerly look forward to seeing the redevelopment of the former Pfizer property, the strengthening of the local economy and the revitalization of a community that has faced more than its fair share of challenges these past several years,” State Sen. Betty Little said.

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey said the announcement is a testament to the vision of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council and the Clinton County IDA regarding the facility’s importance to the region.

“I look forward to working with Victor and Stephen Podd on this project and commend them for their continued commitment to our region,” she said.

Clinton County Legislature Chairman Jimmy Langley said he was pleased marketing efforts were successful.

“Private-sector reuse of the facility was a high priority for the county, and we believe that the plan presented by Northstar not only shows their commitment to the community but a commitment to the economic redevelopment of a great site,” he said.

‘LEADING THE WAY’

Chazy Town Supervisor Staub Spiegel said he was excited to hear about the agreement.

“We will again see employment and development at this facility, which will certainly make many people in our area happy,” he said.

Chazy Central Rural School Superintendent John Fairchild said the announcement was good news for the district.

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