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Notes on the Germantown Town Board Workshop Meeting 12/15/2014

  A quiet Monday night and less than a handful of residents attended the Town Board Workshop meeting which was called to order at 7:10 PM by Supervisor Joel Craig. Board members Don Westmore, Mike Mortenson and Matthew Phelan were there, Andrea Dunn was absent. In the audience were Ellen Epstein, Jo Hills, Corrine Curry, …

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ARSENIC IN YOUR WATER?

A few days ago one of our members wrote and was concerned about an interview with Sam Pratt that raised the concern for the presence of arsenic in the local ground water.   I spoke with Ellen Epstein about it and she consulted with the New York Rural Water Association for some information. The basic …

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Meeting Sat. Nov 16th G’town’s Natural Resources Report

  THIS IS A MUST-ATTEND MEETING  for ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT KEEPING GERMANTOWN’S RESOURCES HEALTHY AND PROTECTED.: From Ellen Epstein, Germantown’s representative on the Columbia County ‘s Environemntal Management Council.  At the Town Board’s request, a team from the New York State DEC Hudson River Estuary Program has prepared a report on Germantown’s natural resources and will present …

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NY Court of Appeals will review frack-ban lawsuits

From Casey Seiler’s column in the Times Union Aug. 29, 2013 Posted on August 29, 2013 at 11:04 am by Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief – Times Union The state’s top court will review appeals in two lawsuits fighting the ability of local governments to ban hydrofracking within their borders. The suits pit the Cooperstown …

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3rd NY town wins in court over fracking ban

By The Associated Press Posted on March 19, 2013 at 8:03 PM, updated March 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A third upstate New York town has won a court challenge to its ban on natural gas drilling as two previous cases are about to be argued before a state appeals court. Gas drilling …

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