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Our blessing of local business

April 28, 2014

Within the past 24 hours, I went to our local grocery, the local pharmacy and hardware store. I stopped by at the local shoe store to buy a pair of outdoor work shore....

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Apr-30-14 9:59 AM

hey phil, you got it correct. unfortunately, there are people like the posters christopher and judeye who would disagree with you. you did not build that , the govt did. detroit is the best example of govt gone wrong and not one liberal here mentions it. they talk about the koch bros as if they could force you to buy their products. we need to hear from judeye and christopher about the wonders, the blessings and all the great things the govt did for our area. we could start with forestville.

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Apr-29-14 4:20 PM

I think it's a minor miracle that we have any small businesses left in Dunkirk/Fredonia. Those businesses that were not destroyed by government were destroyed by Wal Mart. I clearly remember the days when you could walk down Central Avenue and visit stores like JC Penny, Sideys, Graff furniture, Main Appliance, Adam's Furniture, Dunkirk Hotel, Park Avenue Hotel, Ehler's Furniture, Park shoe Store, West Drug, Miller Drugs, Rosings, Nu-Way grocery, Cease Commissary, Leed's jewelry, Town and Country, McCroskey's, Walt's Sporting Goods, New York Store, Boston Store, Naetzger's, Firestone Auto, barber shops and the list goes on and on. All of those businesses provided jobs and economic vitality to a once growing and prosperous region. And let's not forget Parlato's Shoe Repair. Those of us who have witnessed government mis-management over the years have a right to be mad and there is nothing left for our kids. We are in fact a miniature Detroit dominated by dirty politics and union control

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Apr-28-14 12:22 PM

Nice article – I “shop local” whenever I can because I believe in supporting local businesses. Heck, last summer when I was home and went to Weiss Hardware for a hard-to-find thingamajig that only cost a couple of bucks, I gave the clerk a $5 tip just for having it in stock.

We used to be a society of front porches and knowing your neighbors; now it’s privacy decks/patios in the backyard. We used to be a land of general stores and meeting places; now it’s fast food and drive-through Starbucks. And as a society we’re worse off for it.

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Apr-28-14 7:58 AM

Hey Doc, you sure it was small business making all those jobs ? you sure it was not the govt employee, unionized of course, and program doing it ? Remember the famous you did not build it statement by obama and echoed by liberals? thats what the liberals believe Doc. regulations got them down they say. those regs are actually lowering the cost of doing business and there for their protection. even obamacare, lowered cost so much they had to delay or modify it at least a dozen times. if liberals are to be believed, it was the govt that made america great !

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