Monday, July 11, 2011

7-11-11: national park, fracking, embezzlement details

7, 11, 11: good luck.

Boating accident kills 4.

Sam Pratt on development. Great piece.

Art Omi. Opening over show still up.

More details on the embezzlement case.

Kinderhook farm stampede.

Soil survey, 1923.

Real Housewives of Columbia County.

Property tax.

Saland's statement on gay marriage.

DEC on Fracking. Study published.

Termination notice Greene County.

I just sent this note to Congressman Gibson:

Dear Congressman Gibson,

Do you plan to join with Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Hinchey to give bi-partisan support for Hudson River National Park designation? I , as a resident of Stuyvesant with 7 miles of shoreline, would welcome your leadership on this local issue. We can use all the help we can get to create and protect public access to the River.

Lee Jamison

Hudson River National Park proposal reintroduced
Associated Press
Thursday, July 7, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. — Congressman Maurice Hinchey and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have reintroduced legislation proposing a national park designation for the Hudson River Valley from Fort Edward in Washington County to southern Westchester County.
The bill would authorize the National Park Service to conduct a study on whether the Hudson River Valley should become a unit of the National Park system. The distinction would give the region greater national attention, additional federal resources to support and preserve heritage sites, and increased regional tourism.

The legislation is similar to a bill that passed in the House last year.

The Hudson River Valley is already designated as a federal National Heritage Area and state Greenway.

The National Park Service would have no legal authority to overrule state or local laws and policies on non-federal lands.

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