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Assemblyman Lopez Secures Computers for Landis Arboretum

Steve Ramsey

March 21, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—Students participating in programs at the Landis Arboretum—a public garden on 548 acres overlooking the Schoharie Valley near Esperance—have the use of two computers courtesy of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez, who requested the surplus reconditioned computers to assist the Arboretum in its educational activities.

“The computers will be extremely beneficial to those attending classes at the Landis Arboretum,” Assemblyman Lopez said. “We thank the Power Authority for being sensitive to the needs of the community and making them available for this worthy purpose.”

"The Power Authority is delighted to have provided these computers for this very worthy purpose," said Lynn Hait, NYPA’s interim regional manager for Central New York. "The donation is in line with NYPA's desire to be a good neighbor and assist in educational programs in the area.”

The educational program is a major feature at the Arboretum and involves events and workshops designed for elementary school classes and the public. Associated activities include botanical drawing classes, garden and trail tours, astronomy nights and bird- and-owl-watching sessions.

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