THE RIVER REPORTER CLIMATE CHALLENGE
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$100

The check came on Christmas. I had scoffed at the envelope when I first saw it, deliberately opening it last when the rest of the colorful, oddly shaped mysteries under the tree were already unwrapped.

I was nine and the check was, by far, the most money I had ever been given. A whopping $75 from my great-grandmother Oma.

The check fluttered to the floor as I ran to the small, gray, metal safe I used as a piggy bank. I had been saving change by stuffing it into the coin slot on the top for months.

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Gas drilling from a realtor’s perspective

The gas drilling proposed for our area will likely see noise levels between 60 to 70 decibels, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As I poured through information about the gas drilling process, I realized how extensive are the ramifications of night drilling, and what an impact all this will have on our wildlife. I became overwhelmed with a sense of panic realizing all the various ways our environment will be disturbed if gas drilling comes to Sullivan County.

After struggling for several decades, our county has finally evolved into one of the most vibrant and eclectic communities within a two-hour drive of Manhattan.

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