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Local, regional, state officials report: state of the area is very good

Cazenovia area officials gathered at the American Legion last week to participate in the State of the Area meeting.

Cazenovia area officials gathered at the American Legion last week to participate in the State of the Area meeting.

— Monforte said that while Cazenovia is closely monitoring the gas drilling issue, there is really nothing substantive the town can do until the state rules on whether or not the practice will even be allowed in New York. As for passing a pre-emptive moratorium, “You have to play your strongest cards at the right time,” he said. “You can’t always play your cards when everybody wants you to play them.” He said Cazenovia is letting other communities spend a lot of money on various regulations concerning gas drilling — which nobody knows whether or not those regulations will stand in the face of state or court rulings — before the town acts “with our small budget.”

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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