Friday, March 10, 2006

Brighton Town Board Declines to Support Wal-Mart

ADE article today by Geoff Hayward reports that Rick Gonyea, a representative of Citizens for the Advancement of Retail Development (no link found), requested that the Brighton Town Board support a 121,000 sq ft Wal-Mart in Saranac Lake. Mr. Gonyea said "It's going to benefit everybody".

Peter Martin, Town of Brighton supervisor replied, "I think that, based on recent stuff that's been happening in the village, we might consider not taking a stance on it, because it's a real hot issue."

Town Justice, Nik Santagate, noted that if the board was supporting businesses, he too would like a letter of support for his business. "You're going to make people unhappy."

No action was taken on the request.

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