Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today commended the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for its decision to extend the public comment period on the DEC’s proposed rules on the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas. The extension – to January 11, 2012 – was announced this week at a public hearing in New York City that attracted nearly 6,000 people and generated more than 1,250 comments into the public record.
“The unprecedented attendance at this week’s public hearing underscores the enormous public interest in this important environmental and public safety issue,” said Oppenheimer. “I am pleased by the DEC’s willingness to afford all interested citizens ample opportunity to study the draft regulations and provide substantive feedback to the Department.”Read more
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2011) – The New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. today announced that New Rochelle today won the 25th New York State Drinking Water Taste Test at the New York State Fair.
After being selected from 10 regional contests, water from 10 municipal water systems (see list below) were tasted and judged by nearly 300 Fairgoers today. Votes were cast for two finalists – the Village of Baldwinsville in Onondaga County (judged the best tasting water among ground-water drinking sources) and the City of New Rochelle in Westchester County (judged the best tasting water among surface-source water systems) with New Rochelle winning the final tally by just three votes.
The Environmental Facilities Corp. sponsored this year’s contest to underscore EFC’s role in improving and protecting Clean Water and Drinking Water systems in New York State. EFC has assets of more than $12 billion for low-interest financing, grants and other financing of drinking water and wastewater systems in New York..Read more
Walking towards Memorial HWY from the New Haven bound side of the metro north there can be seen strewn about on the floor, a complete pair of wings with no body, when walking towards Huegenot ST near A Renue Spa there is a head, a claw, and a complete heart a few feet apart from each other, this doesnt look like the work of another animal and the head and claw did not appear to be of a bird thats common to the Area. I Took pictures but It doesnt seem like there is an option to upload them to this post. If anyone knows how please tell me. I am not an expert but it doesnt look like left over animal killings ive seen in the past, so if anyone can identifiy if this was done by a human let us know so the proper authorities can be contacted. Thank you!Read more
Residents of the normally quiet East End section of New Rochelle were amused as they watched a young male deer foraging in their neighbor's garden. A first for any of the locals, it was a pleasant surprise especially for the kids. One neighbor called the police who asked "is he breaking any laws?" and that put it into perspective as we all learn to share the environment.Read more
Councilman Lou Trangucci knows his constituents will question the $1200 dues to ICLEI (International Council Local Environmental Initiatives) for the GreeNR plan. He is concerned because he said this expenditure was never presented to the Council before they voted. Another Councilman, Richard St. Paul, expressed displeasure that the City Council is being asked to approve a GreeNR plan where amendments made by Council are listed separately from the original document.Read more
ICLEI/Agenda 21 is a plan by a foreign UN-based group that runs contrary to the US Constitution, runs roughshod over our civil rights. Any local government that accepts this plan, is in act committing TREASON (which is what Benedict Arnold was shot by firing squad).
ICLEI is an organization essentially run by people that hate the US and our lifestyle. They despise that we make as much money as we do, live in 1 family houses and drive automobiles.
They want to take our homes away and have us live in little concrete blocks because it fits their view of sustainabilty. For owning a car, a one-family home and living the way we do - we would be fined and taxed into giving up our homes because we could not sustain the charges against us. No private homes, no cars, no allegiance to the US government - but allegiance to being a citizen of the world where the UN group is the only government on the globe. They also believe in population control - use your imagination as to what that could mean.
This is the whole ball of wax in a nutshell. These 'historic districts' being proposed for Southern New Rochlle are nothing more than shills for ICLEI/Agenda 21.Read more
This article is intended to shed some light on the hidden costs and threats to your rights as a property owner in the City of New Rochelle. Links are provided throughout the article providing a true glimpse into the back-story and agenda yet to be provided by city council. If you care about your rights as a property owner, or just want to know more, please take some time to read more about the revenge of unintended consequences associated with handing over control to outside influence.Read more
Amid the statewide discussion of the blizzard & consequent snow removal scenarios that have befallen its citizens - Here is an example of an overzealous plowman haphazardly destroying property with some careless maneuvers behind the wheel.
The first photo depicts the curb as it was, intact. Picture is the portion of the curb that the plow avoided on its collision course.
Here is how it looks now: