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October 3, 2012

OUR VIEW: Arena funding is a big step forward

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — In Chautauqua County, the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena has hosted professional wrestling and concerts, is home to a skating club that hosts national tournaments, is home to a junior hockey team and is the site of several recreational activities. The building is used year-round, and other businesses have either benefited from — or have opened near — it.

Make no mistake about this: The arena is not a “magic bullet” that will solve the ailing local economy. However, it will certainly be worth the wait.

Congratulations to everyone involved — and a big tip of the cap to the Grigg-Lewis Foundation. We can’t wait to see the result.

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