Straight out of the Conspiracy Theorists Handbook, sources have told Niagara Times that certain individuals have attempted to contact Dan Gundersen, the Chairman of Upstate Empire State Development, to verify a quote that was attributed to Gundersen in the Buffalo News.
As you may recall, Gundersen was in Niagara County last week to meet with County Manager Greg Lewis, Chairman Clyde Burmaster, Economic Committee Chairman Richard Updegrove, IDA Chairman Henry Sloma, Lockport Mayor Mike Tucker, Niagara USA President Deanna Brennen and other officials from the county's economic development staff. The focus of the meeting was to brief Gundersen on local economic development activities and marketing efforts.
Upon conclusion of the meeting, Updegrove is quoted as saying, "Mr. Gundersen said Niagara County was the model for business growth and retention efforts". Unfortunately the story doesn't end there.
Reportedly calls have been made to Gundersen's office to verify the comment because some individuals from the Somerset area cannot believe he would make such a statement.
My question is, what the hell is wrong with you? Are you that mentally disturbed that you are unable to comprehend the fact that all is not gloom and doom in Niagara County? That despite your thoughts on AES, which by the way no one outside of Barker gives a flying hoot about, you are unable to recognize other positive developments in the county, including the $1 billion HSBC project?
I cannot even comprehend the mindset of some people and what drives them. What I have come to learn is that some people want to tear down the Niagara County Legislature, even if it is at the expense of the entire county.