Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ballantine Park: Support an Andes Treasure

— — — Ballantine Park is a little gem of a park in downtown Andes where you can walk along the Tremperskill and listen to its music. We got the following message from Maria Ditchek and Marty Donnelly, who serve … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events!

“Meet the Candidate” Night: Wayland “Bud” Gladstone 5 to 9 PM Friday, October 21 Andes Hotel, Andes NY Music by Bill Piervincienzi and the Andes Gang Band Free appetizers & Cash Bar Sponsored by the “Friends of Bud Gladstone Committee” … Continue reading

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Albany votes to ban fracking

City of Albany has banned fracking. Over a hundred testified at the Common Council Meeting in favor of the gas drilling ban Monday night. But some local businesses fear fracking will hurt the local economy. Albany is now the second major city … Continue reading

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Strong Majority of Delaware County Residents Oppose Fracking!

A Pulse Opinion Poll of 500 Delaware County residents reveals that nearly three out of four people oppose hydraulic fracturing in their town, and seven out of ten favor municipal zoning ordinances to regulate the practice. These results are similar … Continue reading

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Many officials hold leases with shale drillers

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Monday October 17, 2011 Many officials hold leases with shale drillers By Janice Crompton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette During a contentious meeting in South Fayette last week, the township’s zoning hearing board delayed a decision about a challenge mounted … Continue reading

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Still Thinking Gas Companies Care About Your Property Rights? Think Again.

Compulsory Integration. Have you heard of it yet? You should… In 2007, a landman came calling at Mike and Velda Ward’s 110-acre golf course in Delphi Falls. Their wide open acreage right at the northern edge of the Marcellus Shale natural gas … Continue reading

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Fracking May Bring High Levels of Radon and Lead

From the Oneida County Courier: James W. Ring, Winslow Professor of Physics Emeritus at Hamilton College asserts that household use of natural gas obtained from hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale can cause exposure to unacceptably high levels of Radon Gas … Continue reading

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