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Legislators debate sale at forum

January 16, 2013
BY?LIZ?SKOCZYLAS ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

To sell the Chautauqua County Nursing Home is a two-part question: Whether to sell it, and whether to sell it to potential purchaser William Avi Rothner.

That was the general consensus by four legislators Monday evening. Larry Barmore, R-Gerry; William Coughlin, D-Fredonia; Lori Cornell, D-Jamestown; and Vince Horrigan, R-Bemus Point, each spoke during the second of The Prendergast Library's Critical Discussion Series.

The four were called upon to discuss the sale of the County Home, which has been a topic among legislators for more than a year. According to County Executive Greg Edwards, the home would lose approximately $9,000 per day, if $1.6 million from the county - which is matched by federal funding - in Intergovernmental Transfer Funding was not available.

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