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Residents Forgotten In County Home Vote

January 25, 2013

Some Jamestown residents are probably feeling the sting after the collective slap in the face they received Wednesday night....

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GeorgeC

Jan-25-13 4:07 AM

So now the Post-Journal says the county "legislature needs more critical-thinking lawmakers[.]" Well, we're not going to get them. Thanks in large part to years of misguided editorials in the Post-Journal, not to mention lobbying by those with partisan motives, such as the local chamber of commerce, which has been a cheerleader for Democrats since leading the charge for the election of county executive Mark Thomas in 1999, Chautauqua County will have -- beginning in 2014 -- six fewer legislators. Nice going, Post-Journal.

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CharlesK

Jan-25-13 6:52 AM

The two offers were inadequate. Hopefully a better one can happen.

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khulumzurug

Jan-25-13 7:25 AM

all the idiots out there: THE VOTE WASNT TO SHUT IT DOWN, BUT SELL IT! NO WONDER THIS COUNTY ***** SO BAD.

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madman

Jan-25-13 7:40 AM

Can't believe I am saying this, but I have to agree with this editorial. The 3 legislators did not listen to the people, and in my mind, failed in their accepted responsibilities of the position.

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Yankees1

Jan-25-13 7:57 AM

Yes. Let's start the process all over again and debate this and study this for the next year or two. We probably won't lose that much more money in the meantime. Just raise everyone's property taxes to pay for it.

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PleaseWakeUp

Jan-25-13 9:21 AM

"It is painfully clear all three Democratic legislators simply turned a deaf ear to the majority of their constituents who, time and again, told them to sell a county-owned nursing home bleeding thousands of dollars a day." Who are the Majority? I hope you don't feel its the 10 to 20 fools that comment about everything.

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PleaseWakeUp

Jan-25-13 9:23 AM

Now, I agree with certain elected officials....Lets get it right! Not shove it down our throats thinking we are getting "the best" deal. If anything, I would rather see someone that is not in the local industry take it over, so that we have competition. Competition brings down prices.

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PleaseWakeUp

Jan-25-13 9:24 AM

With regard to Cornell, That is what I want in my elected official. Emotions and someone that gives a darn about you and I and if using a family member (who is no longer there) as an example, good for her.

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duckster

Jan-25-13 10:26 AM

Jamestown NY. The only place in the world where you can have one stop shopping for Bait and ****. To the voters: it looks like you are getting the govt. you voted for.

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yoryevrah

Jan-25-13 10:42 AM

By the reasoning of this editorial - Voters were not represented by these legislators: Borello, Rogers, Hemmer, Croscut. If these legislators had listened to their constituents, they would have been obliged to vote for the sale.

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yoryevrah

Jan-25-13 10:48 AM

By the reasoning of this editorial - Voters were not represented by these legislators: Borrello, Rogers, Hemmer, Croscut. If these legislators had listened to their constituents, they would have been obliged to vote against the sale.

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Sammie

Jan-25-13 11:29 AM

Jamestown also deserves a newspaper that reports both sides of every issue. Not just information their GOP friends want. I guess the new editor is just as bad as the old. What a waste of paper.

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overburdened

Jan-25-13 12:51 PM

More government is not the answer, neither is more "law". What needs to be done is to find a way for the county home to not be a burden on taxpayers. It is apparent in some situations, our "representatives" can not come to valid conclusions on keeping the home without burden, yet not wanting to sell it either. There is no answer being prosposed that allows keeping it, without higher taxing, nor is there a buyer who would step in and allow it to be a suitable answer for all. Stalemate. All this time spent, and the end result is still the same. It is a shame. It's a bad reflection on all.

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LindaD

Jan-25-13 1:24 PM

How the*****does the PJ know what the voters in Cornell, Hoyer or Whitney's districts felt about this sale? When did it conduct a scientific poll, by legislative district, to determine that?

The local trogodytes who buy every dumbarsed RW scam the PJ tries to foist on the area do NOT represent all the residents in Chautauqua County.

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Sammie

Jan-25-13 2:45 PM

Well said LindaD

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KabobBilly

Jan-25-13 2:52 PM

Cornell and Whitney publically stated that their calls were heavily in favor of selling the home, but they felt that the constituents were not properly informed and could not make the right decision.

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mrinbetween

Jan-25-13 6:32 PM

Sammie, why don't you start your own paper?

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carlaw

Jan-26-13 5:39 AM

16 Legislators voted not to sell to this nursing home to this operator, not just these 3 and they did so because their constituents in the N. County strongly support the Home. An Editorial should try to be fair and balanced to be professional. My ChargeBack fees to support JCC (Now supported by the County) have almost risen to the level of my town taxes. I'm sure the people who live near SUNY Fredonia don't like to support JCC. the Airport etc. yet they do so with out all of the venom that is associated with this issue.

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lukecage

Jan-26-13 8:20 AM

Carla, nine legislators who voted not to sell while 16 were in favor of the sale. Those against the sale were Ahlstrom, Cornell, Coughlin, DeJoe, Duff, Heenan, Hoyer, Scudder and Whitney.

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Harold

Jan-26-13 8:22 AM

Carlaw you are mistaken, 16 legislators voted to sell the county home to Mr. Rothner, 9 voted not to sell. JCC also has a north campus in Dunkirk and the county has two airports, one in Dunkirk.

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Seadog

Jan-26-13 10:30 AM

"With regard to Cornell, That is what I want in my elected official. Emotions and someone that gives a darn about you and I and if using a family member (who is no longer there) as an example, good for her"

She was elected to represent the people of her district. She was NOT elected to vote the way grandma would have wanted her to.

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Seadog

Jan-26-13 10:42 AM

Sammie, I find it amusing that you continue to read The Post Journal and turn around and call it "a waste of paper". The New York Times Is a lefty rag, SO I DON't READ IT, MSNBC is a lefty news channel, and guess what, I DON'T WATCH IT. You don't like the PJ? Than..........I think you know what came next.

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khulumzurug

Jan-26-13 12:46 PM

Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama's healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers.

impeach this sob nobama

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