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Festival concerns

City committee anxious over Sept. 7 event

August 15, 2013

The city of Dunkirk’s Festivals Committee, operating under the auspices of the Dunkirk Local Devel-opment Corporation, was formed to take over running the events which help draw people to the......

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Aug-16-13 8:37 AM


Laws like that are for regular people, government and politicians don't need to follow them.

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Aug-15-13 2:30 PM

"Common sense is not so common" Thomas Paine 1776

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Aug-15-13 1:36 PM

I recall SkateFest having to move to Floral Hall because a loudspeaker permit for parks maxes out at 4 hours. Is that no longer in effect for Dunkirk?

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Aug-15-13 1:09 PM

Agree with everyone who says it's a bad idea to hold it the same day as an established, very well attended event in the next community. And for once I totally agree with Szukala. Washington Park is not a good venue. Why change it up - the pier is working. That is a residential, family neighborhood. It's nice for the library events with little kids in the afternoon but absolutely not a beer blast with bands. Any idea how badly that music echoes over there? Maybe they should have looked at noise complaints from other functions held there over the years. Why not the space next to the Clarion - even Memorial Park. That would be a MUCH better venue. I don't get the logic. No forethought.

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Aug-15-13 12:57 PM

Maybe we should be more concerned about the city selling alcoholic beverages. There is a huge liability associated with alcohol sales If an alcohol related death or injury occurs you can bet the city will be sued for all it is worth We seem to be focused on entertainment when we should be trying to attract new industry and jobs. When will something be done with the former AL Tech office buildng on Willowbrook Ave? There is space there for a large business and it's been vacant for 13 years. When will the wire mill on Lucas Ave. be torn down? It's an eyesore and a danger. Is there something we can do to help our existing businsses expand and hire more people? Music and entertainment are fine but maybe the DLDC should be focused on job creation,

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Aug-15-13 11:49 AM

Scheduling the same weekend as Red, White, & Blues is clearly a bad idea. Waiting until next year to fix it is a worse idea because the money will already be lost. It sounds like all Szukala wants to do is complain rather than fix the problems. You already have events going on at the pier. Everyone already knows where the pier is. If that area can handle parking on the 4th, it can certainly handle the parking for this small festival. Also, the city has this artisan and farmer market that they have not been able to get bodies to. They should be correlating something between the festivals and those vendors. Maybe even have the event in Memorial Park where you already have vendors. At the end of the day, these politicians have to do a better job working together for the betterment of their constituents and it cannot wait until next year, next season, or even next week!

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Aug-15-13 8:37 AM

Is there any common sense anymore? I myself will be at Red White and Blues, if I make it anywhere that weekend. Good music and good beer is available. And the clientele is more to my liking.

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Aug-15-13 8:18 AM

Scheduling a new festival on the same day as an established one in an adjoining town - combined with Washington Park as a venue - is just plain dumb.

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Aug-15-13 7:01 AM

we see this idea as PPP, why would you schedule this event the same date as an established one in the village.....

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