FREMONT CENTER, NY-Tribute to Jack Niflot, founder of the Basket Historical Society. Interactive slide show, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” with photographer Steve Strauss & guest speakers on Sun., August 17, 2PM at the Fremont Center Community Church Social Hall on County Road 94.
Clean up around Crystal Lake and then have a picnic, 10am-2pm. Bring a dish to share and a chair or blanket. 845/886-5858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a full-page ad in Albany’s Legislative Gazette, the grassroots organization Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy and the environmental law firm Community Environmental Defense Council (CEDC) call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to demonstrate leadership on hydraulic fracturing. The question of whether New York should permit high volume fracking has been debated for years, but the state still has not developed a coherent approach to the issue. Read more
Grass roots organization Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy began a drive the day after Christmas for people to submit comments critical of New York State’s draft fracking regulations. They have collected 23,924 written comments.
The organization doesn’t have paid staff members or an office. “This has been a team effort,” said Catskill Citizens member Jill Wiener. “Stop the Frack Attack, Frack Action, “Gasland” and many others were instrumental in expanding our reach by promoting our Action Alert.” Read more
FREMONT CENTER, NY — There are normally just a couple of members of the public at the Town of Fremont meetings, but at the one held on August 8, the number jumped to more than 70, with residents packed through both doorways and peered in through the windows into the small chamber. Read more
Memorial service at Veterans Park, 9:30am. Parade to Firemen's Ball Field, 10am. Presentation of Memorial Flag to McAdams family. Chicken BBQ follows at Fremont Center Community Church. 845/807-0450.