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P-R PHOTO/GABE DICKENS Several dozen of the 850-member New York State Nurses Association at CVPH Medical Center held an informational picket along Broad Street in Plattsburgh on Thursday, to voice concerns about safe staffing and what they consider an inadequate wage proposal for a new contract that they say would undermine the hospital's ability to recruit and retain qualified personnel. Two bargaining sessions between the union and hospital are coming up later this month.