Pipeline company doesn't fear fines
The Constitution Pipeline company consists of Cabot Oil and Gas and Williams Oil and Gas. Are people aware that Cabot has had more than 400 violations in Pennsylvania and has been fined $4,682,776, according to FrackTrack.org?
These Texas companies apparently have so much money that these fines are just a cost of doing business and doesn't deter their illegal operations.
Do we want these people coming into Delaware County and destroying our property and way of life? Let those that are in favor of the pipeline volunteer their property but lets keep it off the property of those who are against it.
Waldman is a member of the Environmental Law section of the New York State Bar Association.
Many to thank for Memorial Day event
On Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, it was my pleasure and privilege to address a full house at the Oneonta History Center. The occasion was the 90th anniversary of the 1922 dedication of the Scatchard Monument in Neahwa Park, built to honor local woman Ethel Scatchard. She was a Red Cross Canteen worker who died in selfless service to others, in Paris, France, three months after the end of World War I.
As part of the presentation, I was fortunate enough to have four actors in the audience who helped me express the love Ethel's friends had for her, and their sorrow over her death. Quoting from letters sent to Ethel's mother after her death, the actors created a wonderful portrayal of those friends, and it was a very touching part of the program. I would like to now publicly acknowledge and thank them. In alphabetical order, they were: Rachel Ainslie-Hamblin, Jessica Calandresa (my daughter), Janis Labroo and Jeanne Langdon.
Finally, another round of thanks to Ethel's descendants for additional photos and enthusiasm, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society for hosting the talk, and all who came to learn about this brave young woman.