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After 16 days, the government shutdown is nearing its end. Millions across the country, including many in the Hudson Valley, are now breathing a sigh of relief. Jessica Chen has more on how this has affected the West Point community.
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- Many who work at or near West Point are breathing a sigh of relief with the end of the shutdown.
The shutdown has had a real impact on Highland Falls. The mayor says many businesses were hurt because government employees were not coming in to shop or eat.
"A majority of our local residents who work at West Point, shopping either because they're not working," said Village of Highland Falls Mayor Patrick Flynn.
The union that represents civilian employees in West Point says West Point employees were lucky. The "Pay Our Military Act" was passed right before the shutdown, so they were guaranteed pay for their work.