In its August 23 press release, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) announced suspension of its voluntary releases of additional water from the New York City dams on the headwaters of the Delaware above those called for in the 1983 (Revision 1) release plan.
The November election is just around the corner, and New York State voters will be asked if the state should have a constitutional convention.
Suicide: a community challenge
A young community member took his life in June. His passing bears witness to a continuing struggle to understand why, and to the deep affection by all who knew him. Though we cannot bring him back, we can support those in need.
The devastation currently being wrought on the people of south Texas is heartbreaking. Hurricane Harvey is said to be the biggest disaster ever to hit the area, dropping over 11 trillion gallons of water on the region before it’s done. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.
A little brown bat (Myotislucifungus) has taken up residence on my front porch. It can be seen sleeping in the daytime, if you look for it. It hangs upside down, as bats do, up near the ceiling. It’s sheltered behind a block of wood that serves as a phoebe defense.
On August 15, President Donald Trump shocked many Americans by essentially saying that people who march with signs emblazoned with swastikas—or at least those who march with them—are just like any other Americans.
I am greatly encouraged by the way New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is trying to get funding and medical support for volunteer fire fighters with cancer.
The plans to fire up the massive 640 megawatt Competitive Ventures Power (CPV) plant in Orange County continue to move forward, even as residents concerned about pollution and climate change continue to try to stop it.
Compressor station divergent opinion
[Patti Serio sent us some observation notes to update the story “The Saga of Sam the Eagle at Hawk’s Cay House” in our August 3 issue.