Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WDT: North Country Regional Economic Council Offers Tips for the Losers

       News reports say only five NNY communities took the time to apply for the Downtown Hunger Games.  Watertown, Ogdensburg, Massena, Potsdam and Canton.
       Missing are some the region's most vibrant communities in Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. These are smart people in these towns.
        The $10M grant will leave other communities feeling empty as they likely pitched their application to their constituents and it's kind of humbling to get nothing.
        If those five places are it, I'd say the college towns are out, and the two troubled River communities would have the edge.
Watertown Daily Times | North Country Regional Economic Council discusses other options for Downtown Revitalization

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Democrats don't understand why on earth, if there is a line for free stuff, why everyone doesn't get in the line. Or hire someone to stand in line for you like COW did.

Anonymous said...

The Plattsburgh Chamber is vibrant with a strong President.
The Watertown Chamber is.....uh.....located where?

Anonymous said...

It is comical, watching troubled cities line up, bend over, beg, and cry as Benito throws their own money back at them. We are so lucky to have such a benevolent dicktator in charge.

Anonymous said...

What a joke having the peeps have to bow to the corrupt Pols like Cuomo. Remember to well Cuomo stated he wasn't all that interested in hearing from the peasants and he pretty much told us to move the heck out of here if we didn't like his vision.

Peasants and Serfs, keep the begging, this keeps these people in power.

Anonymous said...

I wont disagree with you on who will probably get the money but there is a reason these two communities are troubled.. In both cases a new mayor and council have started fresh and are administrating change especially Massena. Years of mis-management and choosing the wrong agendas I hope are over..

Anonymous said...

The story does not say that "only five NNY communities" applied for the grants. It says that applicants from this region "include" Watertown, Ogdensburg, Massena, Potsdam and Canton. There are obviously other applicants from Northern New York, and these local municipalities are included among them.