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Frustration mounts over delays for proposed Portland cabins

February 10, 2013

By SHIRLEY PULAWSKI OBSERVER Staff Writer Opening a rustic family campground in Portland has been one man’s dream for over a year, but local governmental red tape has delayed the project....

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Feb-13-13 5:04 PM


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Feb-11-13 3:30 PM

Sounds like another case of town boards just looking for a chance to flex their muscles. There have been way too many hardworking poeple attempting to get ahead with an idea shut down by a 'town board' for ridiculous reasons

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Feb-10-13 3:49 PM

If I recall correctly they gave this man a hard time when he opened his business in Dunkirk. It seems as though there is a personal element to why he is given a hard time about his business ventures.

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Feb-10-13 11:50 AM

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Feb-10-13 11:07 AM

What a bunch of B/S.Jerry is not only a outstanding American.He is also a great business man.And for you Rosebud,you should be ashamed.You talk smack about a veteran that has done so much for his community.And Chautauqua county as a whole.Its people like you & the Portland board,that drive people & business out of the county.....

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Feb-10-13 10:01 AM

Someone might want to check on that "35 years in the Military"!!! I don't know Speelburg personally, but i do remember him going Bankrupt up on Plank Rd. between Westfield & Mayville where he has a "Rustic Cabin" that he sold guns out of..If he spent 35 years in the Military, he must be 125 years old. Maybe he counted the time he was selling junk down on Rt. 5 East in Dunkirk, at that old boarded up school.

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Feb-10-13 9:54 AM

I smell a discrimination lawsuit comming to the town real soon and guess who will pick up the tab for the town's legal defense? To all taxpayers in Portland go find out what is going on and stop it before you have to pay for the stupidity of others again!

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Feb-10-13 9:12 AM

This is the same board that just scre_ed many of their best home owners by horribly overassessing their homes. Yep, you can see why everyone will be beating down the door to move there.

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Feb-10-13 8:15 AM

clearly political delays here, perhaps a wealthy neighbor who wants it delay or halted. To me it is a great idea to build this camp. All the bull step they keep adding is a clear sign higher ups are playing as many games as possible to cause delays. It wont be as funny to the board when a lawsuit pops up.

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Feb-10-13 6:51 AM

yep NYS "open for business" What a joke.

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Feb-10-13 6:34 AM

Well, you can't blame them (The Portland Town Board)I mean, there is a lot of development there, and one can't be too careful!

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Feb-10-13 1:37 AM

Hey. look to Dunkirk. There is a big open space on Central Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets. A lot of urban campers might like it and it would be close to your work.

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