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Candidates share vision of future Fredonia

February 28, 2013

Many residents of the village of Fredonia will head to the polls on March 11 to cast ballots, and the four candidates for trustee shared their thoughts Wednesday night on the future of the village....

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Marcia

Mar-01-13 11:42 PM

I would like to have each candidate explain their opinion on merging the village with the town. That is one of the most important issues.

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Bulldog

Mar-01-13 4:07 AM

The salt trucks with plows proves she has no clue at all.

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commentor

Feb-28-13 3:25 PM

Thomas P.....how would you answer the question? I don't think there is one. No jobs No people come here. I ask you because it is easy to be critical but what is your solution?

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DKexpat

Feb-28-13 12:45 PM

Thanks to the LWV for sponsoring this event - voters should all be informed of where candidates stand...

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Brudder

Feb-28-13 11:40 AM

To me itsounded like a childs imaginary tea party. What really would happen if all would get to a real forum???

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Preston

Feb-28-13 11:05 AM

By Ms. Mackay stating her opinion on fracing in Fredonia, she showed she knows little about the subject. Fracing is not a village issue.

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judeye

Feb-28-13 9:16 AM

I think the link between the Village and the College will only grow over the next few years.

The arts and music (we do have some of the best performers right here at the college by the way) can help boost our Village economy. People come for the arts and stay to eat and shop.

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ThomasP

Feb-28-13 8:38 AM

Hey look, we get the choice of 4 out of touch people.

Tourism? Why would anyone come to Fredonia? Buildings are run down, owners of these buildings feel no responsibility/motivation to improve them, the downtown area littered with garbage (theres no garbage cans in the whole of the downtown area), empty store fronts because landlords would rather get zero rent then take a couple hundred dollars less a month etc... Who wants to visit that?

As far as keeping younger people in the area, that will never happen unless theres a thing called "jobs". Even if there were actually jobs, theres still no attraction to the area. Maybe an investment in technology and attracting businesses to the area would be a start, but I think that day is gone as soon as Route 60 was permitted to be out of control and strangle any business that ever would like to open in town. Those days are pretty much over.

We need people running Fredonia that aren't so out of touch and have unrealistic expectatio

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Christopher

Feb-28-13 8:11 AM

Calls for tourism dollars a or the arts is an admittance of failure for actual job creating industries or businesses. Many true artists pulled out of the Fredonia area during their "Arts and Crafts" festival because they couldn't sell anything, Thelma Winters being one. A few pottery or crafts stores will rejuvenate Fredonia? Every local election I've seen of late, especially in the small rural communities dotting the landscape, make some issue of attracting tourism dollars. From what I've seen, NYS hasn't helped one bit nor have various local governments for the largest tourism venues we have in this area, snow mobiling and fishing, not even taking into consideration the dependency on the weather on both of those activities.

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Christopher

Feb-28-13 7:34 AM

Well, it wasn't a pool tournament.

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Cassadaga14718

Feb-28-13 7:20 AM

Starks/McCay, Jones has no cue and Mike couldn't make it.

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