In the North Country, Cuomo’s resignation was right thing to do

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Plattsburgh residents may have felt different emotions following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

But they seemed to agree, as lifelong Plattsburgh resident Brandon Bouchard said, that Cuomo “did the right thing.

“I think it’s unfortunate the actions that he took that brought him to this place.”

Bouchard said Cuomo’s policies were “all right,”but that it was time to move on.

“I think harassment obviously is an issue in the workplace that’s clearly not tolerated,” he said.

Jean Preston, another Plattsburgh resident, called the news expected.

“I just found out while I was driving my car,” Preston said. “It doesn’t really surprise me.” 

Plattsburgh Mayor Christopher Rosenquest released a statement, saying “​This really is the right move to acknowledge the voices of the victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. This is also the right move for NY State.”

Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Michael Cashman said in a statement that attention should now be turned to Cuomo’s alleged victims.

“Let us not confuse Cuomo’s resignation with justice,” Cashman said. “Victims must still have their day in court.”

Some residents said they were that when Cuomo officially steps down in two weeks, he will be replaced by New York’s first woman governor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

“I hope the new governor brings excellent policy ideas with her,” Bouchard said. 

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