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Ethanol Plant Could Play In School Board Election

The controversy of the Empire Biofuels plan for an ethanol pant in Seneca Falls could carry over into this spring’s Seneca Falls School Board election. Two of the seven candidates running for 4-seats on the school board have been outspoken advocates for building the plant off the Auburn Road. Incumbent James Clark and newcommer Christopher Puylara have lead the charge to push the town board to move forward with the project. Puylara organized the straw poll where voters agreed the plant should be built in Seneca Falls. The school district would benefit from increased tax revenue if the plant is built in Seneca Falls. Many opponents say one of the problems with the proposed location is it’s to close to the middle and high school. Last year, four candidates ran unopposed for four seats. Voting will be May 16th.

 

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