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Richfield Springs talks ways to spur economic development

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Several legislators got together Monday to discuss ways to bring development to Richfield Springs.

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, State Senator Jim Seward and Assemblyman Bill Magee were among those discussing how to boost the area's tax rolls. The goals include adding retail opportunities and capitalizing on the organic farming in the area.

"We're looking at the Adam Helmer Historical Trailway," said Francis Enjem, Town of Richfield supervisor. "More or less like a walkway, bikeway...which would be from the center of town to Baker's Beach, which is four and a half miles from here to there. The congressman sounded pretty positive on that."

Enjem went on to say that the school district is losing a lot of students. He says if they can increase the student population, the tax base will grow.

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