I am happy that the City Council's Planning Licenses and Development Committee gave voters a small victory when it voted 5-0 to deny a fracked gas pipeline under the Hickey-Desilets Park. For those of you who missed the meeting, please refer to the City of Keene Granicus taping system. I’m troubled that the utility ignored … Continue reading Redux –
The Keene City Council’s Planning, Licenses and Development Committee voted February 13th 5-0 to deny Liberty Utility’s request to drill a fracked gas pipeline under the Hickey-Desilets Park on Winchester St. I hope the full council concurs when they meet next Thursday. Liberty representatives behavior at the meeting was reprehensible. They knowingly misled the committee … Continue reading Make Liberty Gas Accountable – Stop The Lies.
I had the most wonderful day walking the forest known as South Woods in Alstead, NH. Armed with old maps, GPS, iPhone and pen and paper, I discovered the 19th century cellar hole and walls of my paternal great grandfather, Frank Willis Clark. The original road is long past reverted to eroded ditches in places, … Continue reading Good Old Great Grand Dad!
The stunning upset of the Northern Pass project is another example of regular people coming together to oppose what many elected representatives don't seem to be interested in opposing. There is an increasing number of examples. Citizens came together in 2016 to oppose the Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline and won. Over the past 18 … Continue reading Where are our elected officials?
A recent story in our local paper reported on the environmental and safety problems posed by our current method of de-icing highways. Our public works director has come up with innovative ways to lower the danger, but the costs and pollution problems are still mounting. The solution, as I see it, won’t be found within … Continue reading Why Not Solarized Plastic Highways?
There has been much discussion about the denial of the proposal for the reuse of the Prospect Place property on Court St in Keene. The problem as I see it is that the story has centered around the need for creating a drug rehabilitation center, and not about the proper way to do it. There … Continue reading Prospect Park