Sept 11, 2010
KINGSTON — Sept. 11, 2001, doesn’t feel like nine years ago for first responders still suffering from asthma, emphysema or even cancer.
So Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Hurley, is trying to rally support for a bill that would provide health care and compensation to responders who were exposed to toxins at Ground Zero.
“We must not let them suffer alone,” Hinchey said Friday at an Uptown fire station. “They must be treated like the heroes they are.”
At least six Kingston-area residents helped at the World Trade Center in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Hinchey said.
This article was posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 5:39 am