Monday, November 25, 2013

In Case You Missed It

Last Friday, Farmers and Families for Livingston held an informational and organizational meeting about the proposed power line expansion. Lance Wheeler's two-part video of the meeting can now be viewed online: Part I and Part II.

First Ward Supervisor Sarah Sterling was at the meeting and took these pictures of a map that was displayed on the wall. Marked on the map is the proposed route of the power line. The first picture shows the area immediately surrounding Hudson. The second focuses in on Hudson and shows the route of the power line entering the city at the state boat launch and continuing on through South Bay.


  1. This is worse than I thought !

    1. Yeah, me, too. The problem is, I don't think we know yet what the actual route being proposed is. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

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    1. I agree. Looks like somebody had some extra red lipstick and an old map from the 70's. Everything I've read says they are staying in their row plus 125'...


  3. More blind guesses! But why accept our default status as second-class citizens when there's a better option?

    The City of Hudson could have a Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) to ease the guesswork. But rather than demand anything of local government, Hudson residents opt for a customary, self-imposed ignorance. Are we so hopelessly servile?!

    We're in the early stage of a SEQR review and we're already being manipulated, this time not by the Common Council but by the State of New York. Perhaps I can understand a degree of fatalism if you actually voted for this governor, but rather than take our local fates into our own hands - which the State Environmental Quality Review Act actually encourages - our unanswered wondering and our gazes are fixed ever-submissively upwards.

    Is the spirit of self-determination so extinguished in us?

    It's the 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' all over again (1956 edition, of course), that great treatise on imaginative deadness which invariably challenges one and all.