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Opinion

October 4, 2012

OUR VIEW: Culinary credit is due

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Tops on the list is Dr. James Klyczek, NCCC president, who wisely considered all options in other parts of the county, but held firm — no doubt amid serious pressure from legislators who felt otherwise — to the Falls location.

Of course, the people at the state-run USA Niagara Development Corp., including President Chris Schoeplin, his staff and members of his board of directors deserve praise too for having worked for many months to put the project details into place. Mayor Paul Dyster and members of the city council and staff played key roles as well. And finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t recognize former mall owner, David Cordish, whose gift gave the project real life.

Again, with all due respect Mr. Duffy, giving credit to Maziarz, Ceretto and others like them in the county who wavered on the idea of a Falls-based culinary center is like crediting them for casino money should it arrive a week or two before the upcoming election.

Sure, the city welcomes the help, but can’t help but question the motive.

 

 

 

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