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Comfort And Care Of County Home Is Priceless

March 3, 2013

When legislators first proposed to sell the County Home, I thought, here we go again. For the umpteenth time our politicians are using the County Home to grab some headlines during an election yea....

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katie23

Mar-05-13 9:53 AM

I say lets sell LSS!! they're only one star rated as well so you know the care there must be awful! Let's get Rothner to buy them! I'm sure he's looking for another home by now and would love to turn LSS into a 4 or 5 star rated care facility. Oh and seeing as how nobody can afford approx $2 a month to help support the people in their own communities then you might want to start saving up for private long term care because it's much more expensive than approx $24 a year. you really might want to even think about getting a second job to help prepare you in paying for that private care. Seeing as how LSS is only one star rated I'm sure you won't want to have anything to do with them if and when you need that type of care.

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madman

Mar-05-13 7:50 AM

This has to be one of the most ignorant letters I have read in some time. Seriously, comparing the upkeep of our highways, cost of police departments and other departments to owning a nursing home? I never knew municipalities were suppose to produce a profit for providing safety to their citizens? What is this writer thinking? This county is not in the business of running a nursing home. And now, because of a few legislators, the citizens of Chautauqua county are paying $9,500/day to keep this home open. So when the county has to keep parks closed due to budget, or when there are less police officers or teachers or less work on roads, what will Cornell, Hoyer, and Whitney say to their districts then?

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BudZilla

Mar-03-13 7:55 PM

No price is too high, provided someone else is footing the bill.

Sell the place already!

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CrooksandLiars

Mar-03-13 5:34 PM

typo - sorry, should be buy

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CrooksandLiars

Mar-03-13 5:33 PM

Sell the thing already, be glad anyone would by anything in this state, This from MSN Homepage - NY Number 1 again - No. 1: New York And the winner for the worst state for taxes is . . . the Empire State. It's the worst state in the country when it comes to individual income taxes, likely due to its high top marginal tax rate of 8.82%. It ranks 45th for both unemployment insurance taxes and property taxes, and 38th for sales taxes. (It also has the highest tobacco taxes in the country -- $4.35 per pack of cigarettes.) Its best score was 23rd for corporate tax rates. New York was also among the top five outbound states in the United Van Lines migration study.

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 3:47 PM

Johnee, i think you are on to something. The writer and home keepers think a 1 star is the best.

Okay, here you go and ill try to keep it simple.

The rating system goes from 1 star to 5 star. 1 star is the "WORST QUALITY" possible and 5 star is the "BEST QUALITY" rating.

Dunkirk is a 1 star rating, the "WORST QUALITY",

I want my Mom in a 5 star quality rated facility and certainly NEVER a 1 star facility.

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Bulldog

Mar-03-13 12:09 PM

Just another three-hanky, melo-dramatic letter that offers nothing of substance to the debate. The fact is that the Home will continue to lose massive amounts of cash which we have to cover.

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johnee

Mar-03-13 11:30 AM

I guess a 1 star is high quality in the writers mind.

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 10:36 AM

As usual sammie, your WRONG, I have been to the home, so what! I will continue to post about the subject matter and not your silly questions.

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imfedup

Mar-03-13 10:30 AM

Decisions of this matter must be made for the good of the masses, now just a few. I believe next time my county taxes are due, I will ask to sit down with the County Legislator's and debate whether or not I will pay them. After all, my little pittance of taxes will not effect the overall county budget in any way. At least I will be looking out for myself; I certainly cannot expect my elected representatives to do so. Sad, so very sad.

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Sammie

Mar-03-13 10:15 AM

The answer must be no. Thanks

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fmd1934

Mar-03-13 9:46 AM

Whats the difference Sammie if we have been there or not ? We the Taxpayers cannot afford the home !

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 9:22 AM

One question Sammie, would you like to silence me?

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Brent1

Mar-03-13 9:14 AM

One question Sammie, Does your mommy live there?

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Sammie

Mar-03-13 8:05 AM

One question Sueanne - have you ever been to the County Home?

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sueanne

Mar-03-13 7:42 AM

When wm rothners homes are rated 4 star and our pitiful home is 1 star how is that good for the patients? Wow, strange logic.

Increasing our tax base to avoid teacher lay offs which help the children in dunkirk, increasing services of the home means better and more complete care for the patients, bring more people to the home means more business for local businesses, more services mean more jobs for people at the home, the taxpayers benefit when we no longer have to use our federal and state taxes to subsidize the home.

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