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Greenwich Leader Minimizes Impact of Fed Shutdown

First Selectman Peter Tesei says a shutdown of the federal government would have little effect in Greenwich in the short term.

“In terms of town services, I do not think there would be any substantive impact,” Tesei said Thursday afternoon. Congress has until midnight Friday to agree on a funding measure for the federal government.

However, he said, residents who receive Medicaid services at Nathaniel Witherell may be affected if federal payments were not received in a timely manner. “I’m optimistic it would not be for such an extensive period of time where that would be a material problem,” the first selectman said.

The only other service that would be affected, he said, would be the federally run stream-flow gauge on the Byram River. And this would be an issue to residents only in the event of a major flood.

What are your views on the possible shutdown of the federal government? Comment below or send your opinions to ahelhoski@mainstreetconnect.us .

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