Governor Cuomo loves competition and his latest carrot dangled is a single $10M downtown grant in each of the state's economic development regions.
The City of Watertown is wisely putting together an application and there is ample evidence of a years-long program to develop our downtown corridor.
Lot of politics in this and it really comes down to west vs east. Plattsburgh vs Watertown. In the middle are places like Saranac Lake which the Governor is fond of too.
It may not seem fair to pit people against each other in such a sprawling region where there is little sense of commonality. But those are the rules and our city is wise to try.
Editor Note: I am told there is an independent panel reviewing the applications.
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