Salamance Recieving $4.7 Million

Salamanca will receive $4.7 million from New York state. The money will be used to hire two city firefighters which will allow the Salamanca Fire Department to fully staff two ambulances. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed has criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for withholding the payment due to conflicts with the Seneca Nation of Indians. The funds will be split into two payments, $2.35 million before Sept. 25, and $2.35 million in mid-December.