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Hoosick Falls residents upset Health Committee chair doesn't know how they feel

HOOSICK FALLS -- "I think it's pretty crazy considering we're on the news practically every day," said Brittany Boyland, a Hoosick Falls resident.

"I mean come on, he should know better than anybody else," added Scott Bushee, another Hoosick Falls resident.

Hoosick Falls residents were incredulous when we relayed comments to them made by Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon. We caught up with him at the Capitol Wednesday to ask about people in the village still scared and frustrated over their water contamination.

"I haven't heard. That's not my district and no one has written so I don't know if what you're saying is accurate or not," Hannon said.

Residents say the Senator's words are unbelievable, especially coming from someone in his position.

"You've got interviews with tons of other people saying that they're frustrated!" Boyland said.

"There's all kinds of talk all over the Internet telling how scared people are about the water situation here!" Bushee added.

With still too many unanswered questions, people in Hoosick Falls say they're worried other state leaders share a similar lack of knowledge about a health crisis affecting local communities.

"I don't know if they just don't get it or, and I don't mean to sound mean, but don't care," Boyland said.

"I would say they probably are thinking they've done enough, but in our minds I would say no," said Bushee.

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