The Post Journal
By JOAN JOSEPHSON
PORTLAND — The new Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory on Route 20 in Portland was the center of attention Tuesday as the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the $5.4 million state funded facility took place. It attracted a room full of Cornell representatives, politicians and grape growers. NY State Sen. Cathy Young (R-Olean) and state Assemblyman Bill Parment (D-North Harmony) shared the spotlight as both were identified as being responsible for obtaining the state funding for this state of the art facility.
“It’s money well spent and will return its value to the community and the grape industry,” Young said.
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