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Hurricane Sandy Money May Help Footer Dye Works Project

July 18th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Federal officials are continuing to release installments of a nearly $51 billion emergency aid package to help millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. That installment will total $5.4 billion, with New York City receiving $1.77 billion; New York State, $1.71 billion; New Jersey, $1.82 billion; and Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island splitting the rest.  One project that could benefit locally is the Footer Dye Works Building at Canal Place. Doug Reed told the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority board this week that they can apply for a grant.





 

2 Responses to “Hurricane Sandy Money May Help Footer Dye Works Project”

  1. July 18, 2013 at 8:13 am, Robert Malamis said:

    In my opinion and this is not to discourage restoration or remodeling of the Footer Dye Works building, giving our tax dollars, appropriated for Hurricane Sandy relief is why our Federal Government is in the red. What in the name of all that is sensible does the Footer building have to do with hurricane disaster relief? I,m all for someone who wishes to invest and make a profit buying the building and restoring it for what ever purpose they desire. Let it be private investment not government money.
    In the words of the inimitable Ross F. Shaw of Oldtown concerning the parking garage, built many years ago in Cumberland, “They built a white elephant in the middle of town and expected the tax payers to pay for it.” Nothing has changed.
    Bob Malamis

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  2. July 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm, Linmarie said:

    I totally agree with Mr. Malamis. People are suffering due to Hurricane Sandy. It would be wrong to ask for money to restore a old building that no one cared about for years using money that could help people build their lives back. This isn’t the best idea to come forward.

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