Just Like Kensico?
City Puts Up Manned Booths, Claiming Protest Threats Led Them
By Paul Smart
What's fair for Westchester is fair for Ulster County too, according
to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Asked this week about the new presence of 24-hour manned booths
at either end of the closed-to-traffic Monument Road spanning
its Ashokan Reservoir dam, New York City Department of Environmental
Protection spokesperson Ian Michaels said this week that the
only two entities order by the Army Corps for such protection
were the Kensico Dam just above White Plains, and our own Ashokan
Not Enough Water?
Hard Science Less Than Clear As CPC Calls Resort’s Wells
By Brian Powers
With its scientific rebuttals reaching new levels of combativeness,
the increasingly charged Belleayre Resort issues conference
continued in Margaretville, dominated by water, its supply and
measurement, and science good, bad and imperfect. New York City’s
DEP had to acknowledge a major error in its critique of Crossroad’s
pesticide data, and DEC staff struggled with the fact that the
water supply permit they issued for Pine Hill in 2002 turned
out to have been based on incorrect flow studies from Crossroads
engineers and may now limit the hamlet’s future growth.
ISSUES CONFERENCE TIMETABLE Firehouse,
Margaretville, top floor 9AM -5 PM
August 24th - Community character, cumulative
August 25th - Aquatic habitat
August 26th - Storm water