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Public speaks at NYSEG public hearing

Jun 17, 2013 12:02 am

More than 40 speakers spent two and a half hours telling Administrative Law Judge Eleanor Stein and a member of the Public Service Commission why they oppose the current plan of New York State Electric and Gas to construct a new power line through Ghent. The hearing at the West Ghent Fire Station drew more than 140 people on Fri., June 14. NYSEG’s proposal is to tap into the National Grid line, build 2.5 miles of line to bring the electricity to a new switching station near Falls Industrial Park Road and Route 9H, and build 8.6 more miles of line to connect the switching station to the Klinekill Substation on Route 203 west of the village of Chatham. The line crosses many homeowners land, and the Art Omi sculpture park.Ghent Town Attorney Ted Guterman's comments are possibly the most crucial summation from the public hearing.

-- Chris Bishop

Ghent Town Attorney Ted Guterman (2:13)

Guterman's full summation (13:07)

Other speakers:
Walter Blank of Fitting Creek Farm (6:16)

Dan and Cyndi Bozik (7:23)

Stephen Metcalf (1:20)

Lawre Stone (4:45)

Koethi Zan (9:04)

Mark Johnson (3:44)

Brit & Greg Ceci (7:01)

Peter Paden, Executive Director of the Columbia Land Conservancy (7:35)

Ruth Adams speaking about Art Omi (4:34)

May Adams speaking about Omi summer camp (1:51)