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North County Water District project to receive $1 million in grants

December 12, 2013

Chautauqua County has been earmarked to receive $1 million to modernize water infrastructure to help industrial businesses increase efficiency....

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JoeDupek

Dec-12-13 2:12 AM

Just a way of the state bribing us with our own money. Just think of what the business in this state could have done if these taxes weren't assessed in the first place. Just Cuomo saying play nice and I will give you a piece of the pie that I stole from you in the first place.

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DarkStar

Dec-12-13 8:06 AM

I surprised all the snow we got hasn't melted from all the hot air Cuomo is spewing.

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correct

Dec-12-13 8:11 AM

Meanwhile, the Governor is completely silent about the proposed half-billion dollar NRG project that is absolutely critical to the future of Dunkirk.

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PhilJulian

Dec-12-13 9:03 AM

"We are transforming New York State into a top destination for companies to invest, grow and prosper" said the governor. At the same time he refuses to endorse and promote the half-billion investment at NRG in Dunkirk. New York State is dying for lack of private sector investment but the governor refuses to take responsibility. He offers 10 years of tax free operation for new companies but does nothing for existing businesses like NRG. If NRG does survive he will be first in line looking for credit AND VOTES! I do applaud the funding for seawall reconstruction on Lakefront Blvd.

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Dcronlg

Dec-12-13 10:22 AM

Cuomo isn't stealing anything for anyone -- its ignorant to even say so and ridiculous to agree -- he's redirecting tax dollars, which used to go down state to other parts of the state -- as they are supposed to do, as the do with school budget dollars.

Lastly, this "should support NRG!" nonsense. NRG has been this huge, obvious, filthy obsolete dinosaur on the shore of Lake Erie for years. NRG should have converted years ago when many other plants were doing so, but they didn't. Investing a 1/2 billion $s in NRG isn't strategic, its a tactical boondoogle money blackhole going nowhere.

Yes, Dunkirk will suffer -- but that the county and local leadership's fault for doing NOTHING in the face of obvious inevitability.

For a gadfly who thinks he's knowledgeable, PhilJulian has zero economic investment sense.

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225522

Dec-12-13 10:51 AM

OK now all you who snickered about Dunkirk building a skyscraper and opening up the train station will see. With all the companies moving to the state and Dunkirk that space will be needed. Also now maybe they can attract an already certified water plant operator. The three year trainees have been tranning forever it seems. Better days are coming...just wait.

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rumblefish

Dec-12-13 11:00 AM

snicker, snicker, snicker, why will people not wake up and realize that Honest Abe was 100% on target when he quoted about " fooling people"

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rumblefish

Dec-12-13 11:10 AM

"if you dress a wolf in sheep's clothing is he not still the wolf" any time government glad hands and panders to the taxpayer there is always a hidden "hook" taxpayers beware of government bearing gifts

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rumblefish

Dec-12-13 11:39 AM

as for NRG/National Grid, what people won't or can not understand, no matter how PSC rules, consumer will be on the hook for higher transportation/service/delivery cost, only question after ruling will be "how much"

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PhilJulian

Dec-12-13 11:39 AM

DCRONIG - you say supporting NRG is "nonsense"! You perfectly illustrate the lack of respect for employers and that lack of respect has contributed to the demise of our area. For the past 63 years NRG and prior operators have provided some of the best paying jobs in Western New York. In addition, the tax dollars they provide have been a major contributor to the quality of life in the area. Just think of all the major employers that have been taken for granted in the past including Alco, True Temper, Great Lakes Color Printing, Alumax, Kraft Foods, Roblin Steel, Allegheny Ludlum Steel and the list goes on and on. They are all gone now and they have not been replaced due in part to the anti-business attitude of local resisdents who showed no appreciation for the jobs and economic stimulous that major employers provide. As a community we show no respect for big business and that lack of respect is reflected in our quality of life.

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rumblefish

Dec-12-13 12:08 PM

respect, Phil, do you think they did what they did for free, what is not now or never has been respected is the taxpayer who suffers under the heel of government ineptness and has shouldered the burdens associated with business/government greed...

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rumblefish

Dec-12-13 12:28 PM

further more we are sick and tired about all this simpinty for NR/,NRG employees they like other companies who are still here or have left, have only care about their own bottom line " it's the "see ya wouldn't want to be ya" stance that effects mankind we don't remember NRG being their for other industry in this area in their time of "woe", yet we are to have compassion for their possible fate "not hardly"

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DKexpat

Dec-12-13 3:48 PM

I think the "sympathy" is more for all the taxpayers of Dunkirk if their taxes go through the roof w/o NRG...

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rumblefish

Dec-12-13 4:14 PM

taxes not jobs, maybe the "blessing" that will come from this is the spend,spend, spend,crowd "will" have no choice and cut spending or suffer the fate, public faces daily, belly up and start over maybe the only hope this city has to go forward, "we have always learned more from failure that success" learning to run government with in it's means, may only come with the rejection of NRG Plan

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rumblefish

Dec-13-13 1:30 PM

tax money, grant money rolling in "hand over fist" NRG, we don't need no stinking NRG, city money fountain has struck a geyser

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