Officials fail to protect residents from Lystek

first_imgImagine you worked hard all your life. You bought some property. You built a home to raise your kids. You even cleared the land by hand, but it was never a chore because you were pursuing a dream.Now, pretend that a company decides that your area would be a perfect place to construct a processing plant that magically turns anything that goes down the drain into an even more magical fertilizer.Your dream would become a nightmare. Your world would be turned upside down. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Unfortunately, this isn’t “pretend” for my daughter. Lystek is hell-set on trucking its aromatic delights directly in front of the home her family has worked so hard to build.I live across the river from this mess. But she has to live with Lystek’s reality. She and her husband have sacrificed a lot to make a better life for their children. They expected local leaders to protect them, as well as protect their quality of life, from becoming so diminished that they would have to start all over again somewhere else.However, local leaders have chosen not to protect them. Instead, they seem to have drunk the Lystek Kool-Aid and actively promote the company’s sales pitch. The Town Council even rolled out the red carpet for them by conveniently changing the zoning laws so that their permit application could be presented.Area residents have spoken out against these plans. Yet local leaders don’t seem to care. Instead, they choose to crush people’s dreams in exchange for a few tax dollars and a handful of jobs. Why? Who knows. But it sure doesn’t seem on the “up and up” to me.RUSTY WILLIAMSFondaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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NYPA dragging heels on green energy plan

first_imgWhat’s become clear is that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) — or whoever is directing it — has neither the imagination nor expertise to envision a 21st century solution to powering the Albany Plaza.They have played a bait-and-switch game from the start: asking for 16MW of combined-heat-and-power that had to fit into the old ANSWERS plant, and then pretending surprise that no renewable-power bids came in.   While other capitals around the country have provided heat with geothermal, and electricity with solar, lowering demand with thermal load sharing, NYPA has continued to declare these technologies too complicated for its modest brain trust.  The NYPA is only able to wrap its head around last century’s solution: a couple of Taurus compressor turbines that will commit Albany to 40 more years of fracked gas.   Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The NYPA says it will hold listening sessions on its proposal, but it will seek out the groups it wants input from, which does not include us. Here’s the deal, NYPA: First, you don’t have to do it all at once. Second, all the solar doesn’t have to sit on a roof in Sheridan Hollow; it can be located outside the city.Third, if you want backup, buy a new generator to sit there doing nothing until a power outage.Fourth, there is no problem with grid reliability, so don’t tell us we need a power plant running 24/7/365 to fix it. Last: Any “listening sessions” must be publicized and open to the public for comment.  Dennis HigginsOtego More from The Daily Gazette:Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Revaluation hoists CNC to 117p NAV

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Miller rethinks Cala bid after management offer

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Moore adapts to public life

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Hermes to transform Leeds with city centre revamp

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Govt looks for free flights to transport quarantined citizens from Natuna to home towns

first_imgTransportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said on Tuesday his office was looking for free flights to transport patients quarantined in Natuna against the Wuhan coronavirus to their respective home towns.“Garuda has said they are ready if we need them to send the citizens to home towns in the regions, but I’m sure other airlines would want to help as well,” he said.The government is to pick the airlines next week, he said. “We will offer the opportunity to all airlines,” Budi said, adding that the airlines needed to provide the service for free.As many 238 Hubei evacuees are preparing to return to their home towns after spending 10 days in quarantine at Raden Sadjad Air Force Base in Natuna, Riau Islands. Topics : “We only hear about it from the media,” Yudo said.However, Yudo added that if another quarantine was to be conducted in Natuna following the World Health Organization’s recommendation, he had already prepared the location.“We are ready,” Yudo said. (dpk)center_img Commander Rear Adm. Yudo Margono, who leads the advanced task force monitoring the evacuees, said they are in stable condition.“Thank God they are healthy and happy. Regarding the plan to return them to their homes, we have yet to receive an instruction from the upper level, but we are prepared whenever we need to send them home,” Yudo told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.During the observation period, the government formed an advanced task force consisting of the Indonesian Military and the National Police, as well as other relevant ministries and institutions. Rear Adm. Yudo was chosen to lead the operation until the evacuees are returned to their respective homes.Responding to the government’s plan to evacuate all Indonesians from China and put them in Natuna for observation, Yudo said that he had yet to be officially informed of it.last_img read more

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PREMIUMSpared change: Jakarta ATMs will still dispense Rp 20,000 bills despite declining cash transactions

first_imgWarih Suprapti, a 46-year-old civil servant who works in Jakarta, still sometimes withdraws cash in Rp 20,000 (US$1.46) bills from an automated teller machine (ATM). On Wednesday, she did so at a cash machine managed by city-owned lender Bank DKI at the Jakarta Capital Investment and One-Stop Service Agency’s (DPMPTSP) office in Kuningan, South Jakarta.”These Rp 20,000 bills are important for me to pay for motorbike taxi services and give an allowance to my children,” she said. “I actually have an OVO [e-wallet platform] account, but sometimes I pay in cash.”Bank DKI, which operates 1,085 ATMs of various bill denominations across Greater Jakarta, is maintaining its cash machines that dispense Rp 20,000 bills to cater to customers who have a particular need for smaller banknotes, such as students.Bank DKI joins state-owned lenders Bank Negara Indonesia … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account #Jakarta banknotes banking #banking ATM #BankMandiri Bank-BNI Bank-DKI bank-mandiri Google Linkedin Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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