For The People

Tomorrow will be one week since we were made aware of Niagara Bottling Company’s retreat from The Town Of Ulster, and Cooper Lake’s water. This week, more encouraging news! It feels good to believe that Government For the People is possible. 

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In an article in the Daily Freeman, Supervisor James Quigley recently spoke about his fear that the Hudson Valley would lose the interest of big business now that the people have made our environmental concerns clear, and public. I am hopeful that he is right… and relieved.

“I can tell you that, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had discussions with brokers for other projects, and when I’ve told them what we are going through with Niagara, they’ve said, ‘Thank you very much, goodbye,’” he said.

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win!

Plenty will complain about the blow to future business interest in the Hudson Valley, but I don’t think this is a healthy attitude to adopt. Nor do I believe it is the case. True, Hudson Valley Residents will stand to oppose frivolous plans like this one, so how about we prioritize better proposals?

Today, after five months of battling the sheer terror of the possibility of a plastic bottling plant going up in the Town of Ulster, and the tapping of a sacred lake in Woodstock, we got the news that Niagara Bottling Company has chosen to retreat from their plan to continue to go for the “site worth fighting for”.  Continue reading “win!”

UPDATED UPDATE: Hudson Valley Water Grab

Disclaimer: While, I am working with various groups on this Niagara Proposal, In the sameboat.us… I am speaking for me… This Viewpoint is not necessarily the viewpoint of anyone other than me; Rachel Marco-Havens

To Woodstock, Hudson Valley, New York Residents:

***Disclaimer: While, I am working with various groups on this Niagara Proposal, In the sameboat.us… I am speaking for me… This Viewpoint is not necessarily the viewpoint of anyone other than me; Rachel Marco-Havens

News just broke:  NY State Comptroller DiNapoli’s study of the Empire State Development Corp. “New York state spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to spur economic development and job creation through ESDC programs,” DiNapoli said. “New Yorkers deserve more thorough accounting about whether these programs are achieving desired results.” Continue reading “UPDATED UPDATE: Hudson Valley Water Grab”