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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page A8

Rochester, New York
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Monday, October 19, 2015
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But recently a few of the silos have been repur- posed as places to eat, drink and play for a public eager to literally touch the city’s past. “ It’s all about a re-appreciation of what makes us unique as a region,” said Rick Smith, who bought a collection of the grain elevators near his Rigidized Metals business with plans for an ethanol plant that were later s crapped as too costly. Since then, he has come to v iew the structures as “found art.” His “Silo City” and the grounds around them h ave become the setting for theater productions, outdoor concerts, foot races, literary readings and art installations, with p lans for snowshoeing t hrough a maze of trails to keep people coming year- round. Nearby, the sprawling RiverWorks complex is t he site of roller derby a nd 500-seat restaurant. One former grain silo has been made to resemble a giant Labatt Blue six- pack, making clear the s ponsor of an annual pond h ockey tournament held each winter in its shadow. The “six-pack” will soon house a craft brewery, developer Doug Swift said. H e envisions a climbing gym, ropes course and zip-lining next. More than 30 concrete grain elevators were built during the first half of the 2 0th century to store Midwestern grain that was being transported from the Great Lakes to eastern p orts via the Erie Canal. T he city saw its grain business dry up with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, which allowed ships to by- p ass Buffalo. Over the n ext two decades, several of the elevators were demolished. Thirteen remain, with three finding new uses. “ Just the sheer kind of grandness of the architecture and where it’s situated on the Buffalo waterways makes it a really terrific site,” said Dan Shan ahan, artistic director of Buffalo’s Torn Space Theater. The company has staged four site-spec ific productions at the g rain elevators, at times using exteriors as projection screens while taking audiences through the echoing, oft en eerie interiors. T ielman, who has advocated for the grain elevators’ preservation for more than 20 years, sees the public coming a round and appreciating their place in the city’s cultural landscape. He compares them to the Colosseum in Rome or ruins in Ireland, all “ achievements of great civilizations.” Smith, too, said he hears fewer calls for t heir demolition. “You couldn’t rebuild them, you wouldn’t re- b uild them,” he said. “They’re our castles.” Buffalo’s iconic past put to use Arts and athletic events staged at old grain silos gives symbols new purpose CAROLYN THOMPSON/AP Crew teams row on the Buffalo River in Buffalo, N.Y., in September against a backdrop of grain elevators. CAROLYN THOMPSON/AP Apiece of artwork has been placed inside one of the empty grain elevators in Buffalo, N.Y. CAROLYN THOMPSON ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s a truism that savvy consumers have known f or decades — the more y ou buy, the less it costs. B uying in bulk is why people flock to warehouse stores to stock up on everything from toothpaste to toilet paper. It’s why many schools and municipalities band together to buy supplies. It’s also why 20 Westchester municipalities h ave adopted local laws to j oin Sustainable West- c hester in a state pilot pro- g ram to purchase electricity and natural gas. The pilot, approved in February by the state Public Service Commission, aims to improve the bottom line on energy costs for thousands of Westchester residents and small businesses. “I’m very surprised as to how many communities are getting involved,” said Mike Gordon, co- c hairman of Sustainable Westchester, a consortium of grassroots “green” advocates and local governments working together to address environmental issues and improve the quality of life, economy and prospects of p eople who live here. The number of cities, t owns and villages taking part in the so-called “community choice aggregation” gives the organiza- t ion more leverage when it puts out what is now an estimated $150 million bid to buy energy in bulk. Sus- tainable Westchester plans to negotiate a fixed p rice, three-year contract w ith an energy provider. G ordon said the agree- m ent will be made with an Energy Service Company that agrees to charge less than the average energy price over the past year. When the contract goes into effect Jan. 1, natural gas and electricity will still be delivered to homes and business by Con Edison or NYSEG, depending on where you live. All residents and small businesses in those communities w ho do not already buy energy from an Energy Service Company will automatically be enrolled in the program; if they prefer to continue buying their energy from either of those utilities, or another provider, they can do so b y opting out. “It’s new here, but it’s n ot new,” said Gordon, noting that other states across the country have run similar programs for y ears, saving their residents 10 to 20 percent on their energy bills. That’s why Sustainable West- chester volunteers have had about 120 meetings w ith municipalities to p itch the program, w hich does require a doption of a local law. In Greenburgh, which adopted the local law last month, Supervisor Paul Feiner called it “an exciting initiative,” which he said “will enable the town to help residents reduce their utility bills.” Likewise, White Plain Mayor Thomas Roach said that “what it will do, hopefully, is give price s tability and some savings... No one can guarantee anything, but if you’re in it for a month and you don’t like it, you can get out of it.” White Plains adopted the local law on Oct. 6. White said that as w ord has spread about the program, “we’re h earing from mayors and supervisors from other communities who want to see if they still h ave time to adopt a law and get in on it.” Twitter: @RichLiebson Westchester enacts new laws to buy own energy RICHARD LIEBSON RLIEBSON@LOHUD.COM "I’m very surprised as to how many communities are getting involved." MIKE GORDON CO-CHAIRMAN, SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER New York officials say there are more than 132,000 job listings on their statewide web site. G ov. Andrew Cuomo p romoted the record-high n umber of listings on the Jobs Express siteas he encouraged private employers and job seekers to use the site. T he Jobs Express site i s hosted by the state lab or department and sorts jobs by region and occupation, allowing job seekers to narrow down searches. 132K job listings on N.Y. web site ASSOCIATED PRESS

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