More pain for workers

Our local economy took another hit – a big one – on Thursday.

Workers at Dunkirk’s Carriage House learned production will cease at the plant in April while workers at Petri Cookies in Silver Creek learned the plant will close within the next three months as well.

Nearly 400 jobs lost.

Two more major area employers cutting back was not the way northern Chautauqua County wanted to ring in the new year. But continued high taxes and fees assessed by our governments definitely played into the decision making of these companies.

You are kidding yourself if you believe otherwise.