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Group’s pitch offers ‘trust’

September 29, 2013

Not often do residents approach local boards with a solution to a problem. But that is exactly what John Gullo did last week in Fredonia....

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Sep-29-13 9:23 AM

Once again sports the most important school issue. This is what he should be doing in a shrinking school population? This is what he should be doing when teachers are losing their jobs and classes are being threatened? 2.3 million should be spent on a sports complex? Shouldn't the effort be on what can be done to lower taxes, keep teachers, keep classes, keep EDUCATION strong, not SPORTS??? As for LARGE schools in this area.....which ones might be considered large? When you have graduating classes under 100 and shrinking I think that is NOT large.

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Sep-29-13 1:20 PM

With money being tight, student enrollment steadily declining, and positions being cut, I think this has more to do with an ego complex than a sports one.

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Sep-30-13 12:49 AM

commentor, who has a graduating class under a hundred--not Fredonia!You must be a teacher, thats all you talk about is teachers! Over paid 10 month employees! That is the problem with the school budget is the teachers UNION!

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Sep-30-13 2:58 AM

I have to agree with Captain. Once again it is the Fredonia Ego showing it's self again. And people still wonder why Forrestville and Brocton voted down a merger with them!

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Sep-30-13 7:24 AM

I find it quite humorous that all of you folks that don't even live in Fredonia are so concerned about this? Maybe time to mind your own business? There are a lot of serious safety issues with the Fredonia playing fields - both for players and spectators. Have any of you even been to a sporting event there lately? When God forbid someone gets seriously injured and sues the school, you'll really see some expenditures. It's 600 grand local cost and a private group is offering to raise it. No cost to taxpayers and cheaper maintenance having it all in one place. I don't see a downside. I'll be voting for it.

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Sep-30-13 8:54 AM


A group is offering to TRY and raise it, and if they don't the taxpayer will be saddled with the added cost, not to mention what was the last multi million dollar school project that didn't have a ton of change orders that increased the costs, sometimes considerably?

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Sep-30-13 7:40 PM

DarkStar, FYI, because you have no clue, the voters have to approve it first, also, going forward can be tied to the local share being raised by a certain date! No local share raised, then no sports complex, its that simple!

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Sep-30-13 7:46 PM

sabres9289, wow Brocton is on a huge spending spree with state aid building money!, Even with them being what 35 million in debt! So who has the ego! Fredonia wants to upgrade their outdoor sports complex and a local group offered to raise the local share, 1/3 of which has already been pledged! Where is there an ego problem with that! Brocton and Forestville take and take State aid building money with a significantly declining enrollment and population, yet its Fredonia with the ego! What a idiot you are. Ultimately its up to the Fredonia voters and the complex committee raising the local share. At least in Fredonia there is a group of people doing what they can to see this through with no increase in taxes!

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Oct-01-13 8:21 AM


You are a nasty piece of work aren't you, the moment someone says something you don't like and you have to resort to insults?

Also if you honestly think the program would be canceled if donations didn't cover the entire local share then it would be you who is clueless.

If the group raise $300k they would then push the school board to come up with the rest from the taxpayers, which of course they would do since it's not like it's real money, it's only tax dollars.

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Oct-01-13 8:37 AM

No Baseball I am not a teacher. Given your display of ignorance you must have graduated top of your class. Given the situation of all schools in Chautauqua County as well as Erie County a sports complex is the last thing that should be in the forefront.

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Oct-01-13 10:32 AM

DarkStar, What insult, saying you are clueless, thats not an insult! You are clearly clueless, have you been to any of the meetings and have heard first hand whats going on and whats being proposed????????, I have!

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