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Call Cuomo and tell him to Stop the Pilgrim Pipelines

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TELL GOVERNOR CUOMO: Stop the Pilgrim Pipelines

A proposed set of oil pipelines would threaten New York’s water and communities, but Governor Cuomo can stop them.

The Pilgrim pipelines would carry billions of gallons of explosive fracked oil from Albany to New Jersey, and return flammable products north. The proposed path runs directly through the Town of Tuxedo, running near Laurel Ridge and transecting the Millennium Pipeline, . If constructed, the Pilgrim pipelines would:

  • Threaten the drinking water for millions of people in New York and New Jersey
  • Risk the safety of dozens of communities along the pipelines’ route
  • Promote fracking and climate change chaos

Fortunately, Governor Cuomo can stop the Pilgrim Pipelines by denying the project’s Thruway Right-of-Way permit.

Join the Statewide Call-In Week Against the Pilgrim Pipelines from January 23 – 27. Call Governor Cuomo to urge him to STOP THE PILGRIM PIPELINES: 866-846-4075

Please forward and share this alert widely!

Learn more and get involved at stoppilgrimpipeline.com


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All Members Meeting! – October 20th 7:30pm American Legion Hall

Hi everyone!

This is just a quick note to let you all know about the next member meeting:

Thursday, October 20th, beginning at 7:30pm
American Legion Hall, 16 Orange Tpk, Southfields, NY

This is the first meeting that includes our new membership (all Tuxedo residents in the Monroe-Woodbury school district) so come and meet some new members! Feel free to invite anyone you know who might want to attend (the meeting is open to all).

Guests will provide updates about the Pilgrim Pipeline, the activities of A Better Tuxedo, and the acting chief of police and a town board member will be present to answer questions about the transition to 911 and other town business.

Additionally, we are electing new officers, so if anyone is interested is serving in a greater capacity, we would love to have you! Click here to respond via email by October 18 with your desired role.

Thanks and see you soon!

Kristy on behalf of the Executive Committee

Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association
PO Box 484
Tuxedo NY 10987


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Upcoming Events/Meetings of Interest

Hi all.

Just wanted to let you know about a few things on the horizon:

Town Board Meeting – Pilgrim Pipeline Presentation
Monday, August 10, beginning at 7:00pm
Tuxedo Town Hall, Temple Dr., Tuxedo, NY

Kate Hudson from Riverkeeper will be presenting their views on the proposed Bakkan shale oil project. The project involves two pipelines running crude oil from Albany, NY to Linden, NJ, and then a returning line with refined product from Linden to Albany. See this document for more information.

The Sterling Forest Firehouse PIG ROAST is coming up!
Saturday, August 22
Sterling Forest Fire House, Long Meadow Rd. at Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY

Drinks at 1:00pm, food at 2:00pm
Roast Pig, Steamed and Raw Clams, BBQ Chicken, Hot Dogs, Drinks and Salads
$30/person (kids under 12 free)
Call 351-5768 for tickets. See this flyer for more info.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!


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Introduction to the Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline

Audrey Friedrichsen Esq., Land Use and Environmental Advocate at Scenic Hudson, will present information about the Pilgrim Pipeline to the residents of Tuxedo and Tuxedo Park on Thursday, July 9, 2015, beginning at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Fox Hill Rd.,  in Tuxedo Park. The proposed pipeline will carry highly volatile North Dakota Bakken oil from Albany to Linden, NJ. Part of the proposed route goes through Tuxedo and Tuxedo Park. Target Tuxedo sponsors this speaker.

Target Tuxedo is a community group formed under Open Space Institute’s Citizen Action Program in 2004. This is the first in a series of presentations that will be made to the community.

 


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Appointee for Town Board Position and a few, more pleasant items

Hi all. Here’s a few items for your consideration.

Closed-Door Politics at Work Again

I just wanted to let everyone know about a special Town Board Meeting that is to be held Monday, June 29 at 7pm at the Town Hall.

The only item on the agenda is to enter into executive session to interview possible appointee to the Town Board.

None of the individuals that I know have expressed interest in running in November have been called in for an interview, and the way the resolution is written, it seems THEY ARE ONLY INTERVIEWING ONE CANDIDATE. I have heard a rumor that the individual is the wife of the planning board chair. If this is the case, two individuals on both the Planning Board and the Town Board will have spouses serving on the other board, and there will again be no representation from the northern part of town anywhere.

That doesn’t exactly sound like a fair process to me.

Please attend this meeting to express your frustration at the extremely closed-door administration which we still seem to be dealing with, despite many promises of transparency, openness, and inclusion.

Pilgrim Pipeline Information Session

St Mary’s Episcopal Church
Fox Hill Road, Tuxedo Park
Thursday  – July 9th  – 7PM

A presentation to the town about the Pilgrim Pipeline conducted by a Scenic Hudson.

On a happier note

  1. The Tuxedo Farmers’ Market also has been hosting a welcome booth for hikers coming to the area and we will be launching our shuttle service soon. Come down and check out our great town market! Every Saturday, Tuxedo Train Station!
  2. The Wee-Wah Beach Club has opened up its membership to any and all residents in Tuxedo. This is really a great family beach and I encourage you to join. Go here for a membership form and info: http://www.tpfyi.com/weewah.html
  3. The Tuxedo Farmers’ Market is looking for a new market manager. Download the job description. Contact Christina Tremblay at Christina@tuxedofarmersmarket.com and 845-323-1460.


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NTRA Annual Meeting Reminder – Thursday October 23, 7:30pm American Legion

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder of the annual meeting this Thursday, October 23 at the American Legion off Orange Turnpike (behind the old Corner Deli and the Auto Body shop). Click here for the location on Google Maps.

In addition to the annual meeting requirements (where we must elect officers and update members about the activities of the organization) we are using this opportunity to provide some information about issues of interest to our area including:

  • Updates in regards to items brought before the town governance over the last few months, such as: Sterling Forest Casino, Watchtower request for changes to the International Paper property they now occupy, Tuxedo Farms and the YMCA, the budget deficit, and others
  • The annexation issue in Monroe, which will affect MW Central School District (Presentation by Emily Convers, Jon Allegro and Mary Hanson)
  • The possible location of the Pilgrim Pipeline

Since the latter part of this meeting is informational, it is open to the public. If you think there is someone who is not a member of NTRA who might be interested in attending, please forward this to them (and encourage them to join!). The informational part of the meeting will be held immediately after NTRA’s annual meeting.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Kristy