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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Saratoga Tree Nursery manager giving state workers a good name

Forgive me for going out on a limb, but I want to praise David Lee, the manager of the Saratoga Tree Nursery at the Saratoga Spa State Park, for his can-do attitude in the face of state government ineptitude.
"Spring has sprung, but the government hasn't," he said. The nursery has a million tree and shrub seedlings ready to harvest and ship, but as of Monday the state hadn't approved the annual hiring of seasonal workers, leaving Lee with 13 people to do the work of 50.
So what will happen?
"Whatever it takes, we'll get the job done," was Lee's conclusion in Paul Post's "5 W's" interview published Tuesday, April 6.
He's at risk of giving state workers a good name.


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