IN THE PRESS

Dunkirk, Barcelona harbors land nearly $2M for dredging

Another nearly $2 million will be coming to Chautauqua County for dredging two local harbors. On Friday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, announced an additional $675,000 in funding for Barcelona Harbor and an additional $1.19 million for Dunkirk Harbor to aid with dredging projects. “We care about supporting jobs, trade, recreation and tourism in our … Continue reading Dunkirk, Barcelona harbors land nearly $2M for dredging

Government reduction initiative approved by legislators

MAYVILLE — The framework to a Government Reduction Initiative gained the Chautauqua County Legislature’s approval during Wednesday’s meeting in Mayville. Eighteen legislators voted in favor of the proposal allowing the county to allocate a village’s or town’s sales tax money after a successful dissolution or merger. Bob Bankoski, D-Dunkirk, was the only legislator to vote … Continue reading Government reduction initiative approved by legislators

Hanover, Silver Creek eye shared court building

Sometimes ideas pick up momentum fast. That was the case with a shared Silver Creek-Hanover municipal and court facility. The town and village work together regularly and the conversation came out of the task force that negotiated a joint sheriff’s contract between the two municipalities. Silver Creek’s court and offices have needed more space for … Continue reading Hanover, Silver Creek eye shared court building

Thinking positive about failures

Creativity is what drew Dr. Roger Firestien to Western New York. Originally from Colorado, he came to Buffalo to receive a Master of Science degree from the International Center for Studies in Creativity in 1979. He was a trailblazer of sorts. Back then, he was the seventh person to earn that degree. Today, there are … Continue reading Thinking positive about failures

Public Deserves Access To IDA Project Information

The Internet has put a wealth of information at our fingertips. Kudos to George Borrello, R-Silver Creek, for trying to put a little more of that information out to the public. During a recent county Industrial Development Agency board meeting, Borrello proposed making more information about the subjects of public hearings public via the IDA’s … Continue reading Public Deserves Access To IDA Project Information

Borrello Proposes Formation of the Chautauqua Economic Development Alliance

The first tenet of George Borrello’s 10-point Elevating Chautauqua County plan, which was officially released in April, proposes that we “fully capitalize on existing community development opportunities and continue to implement recommendations proposed in the County’s Comprehensive Plan.” These projects and initiatives include Athenex, TLC Health Systems, NRG, the National Comedy Center, the Jamestown Downtown … Continue reading Borrello Proposes Formation of the Chautauqua Economic Development Alliance