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Petition Against Fire Training Center Proposal

June 2018 by Leslie English

To state the obvious, the Stone Ridge houses on Main Street are built on a ridge. The land slopes downward on both sides. The unique nature of this landscape has been protected by the National Registered Stone Ridge Historic District. On either side are wetlands, marshes and streams. And, as we all know, Main Street itself is heavily trafficked.

Now a Fifty Company Fire Training Center has been proposed, located on SUNY campus but with six new buildings and a 40' tower only 600 feet behind Stone Ridge corridor homes, atop our sensitive wetlands. It would require a lot of water, water which our Ridge doesn’t have. And it would mean a lot more traffic.

The County Planner states the project would take 8-12 months, working weekdays from 7 AM to 10 PM and all day Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. The area invaded would involves an old forest, a wildlife habitat, and the obliteration of archaeologically sensitive sites.

We are all for training firemen. In fact, we hope they can attend classes at the SUNY campus. But industrial zoned activities should be performed in industrial zones.

The members of SSIP 209 (Settled and Serving in Place along the 209 Corridor) stand opposed to this project. As seniors, planning to stay in our homes and remain active in our communities, we call on all citizens of this area to join us in opposing this invasion of our beautiful town.

Medical Transportation Problem

September 2017 by Vivi

Some time ago, I wrote about one of our members experiencing outrageous bills for:

  1. Transportation to Kingston Emergency by what she found out to be a private company ambulance.
  2. Transportation from Kingston Hospital to Benedictine
  3. air transportation to an Albany hospital (which simply dismissed her as being okay--now get home yourself).

I'm hoping you will be able to read this report on this subject by Consumer Reports. If not, I will try to get a copy out to all SSIP groups. Alternatively, you can read it at the library. It's from May 2017.

August Business Meeting Minutes

August 2017 by Gloria Sender

The SSIP209 monthly meeting was held on August 12, 2017 at DiBella's  restaurant in Kingston, New York.

Attending were Vivi Hlavsa, Laurie Silver, Marcia Clark, Millie Meyers, and Gloria Sender. Our guest speakers were Eleanor Minsky and Nancy Schaefer.
 
The topic was explaining available choices in Medicare apprising the group of little known choices of federal programs pertaining to health.

Minsky explained that the Ulster County Office of the Aging services people over the age of 60 and anyone who is disabled.  She gave us the names and numbers of people we can call:
 
  • Get Help for long term services and support  Gloria Ferraro-334-5307 
  • Neighbor to Neighbor (Senior Transportation) : 443-8837
  • Volunteer Program (Volunteers needed!): Pat McDonough 802-7935
  • Ulster Check in (volunteers call to homebound seniors): Pat McDonough 802-7935
  • Medicare:  Robert Meci 340-3456
  • Legal:  call for appointment at 340-3456
 
Eleanor spoke about the Medicare and Medicare Insurance Programs, and told us to be aware of changes coming to the Programs. She also spoke about the various health plans for Seniors.
 
It was a very informative meeting.
Respectfully submitted, Gloria Sender


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Petition Against Fire Training Center Proposal

June 2018

To state the obvious, the Stone Ridge houses on Main Street are built on a ridge. The land slopes downward on both sides. The unique nature of this landscape has been protected by the National Registered Stone Ridge Historic District. On either side are wetlands, marshes and streams. And, as we all know, Main Street itself is heavily trafficked.

Now a Fifty Company Fire Training Center has been proposed, located on SUNY campus but with six new buildings and a 40' tower only 600 feet behind Stone Ridge corridor homes, atop our sensitive wetlands. It would require a lot of water, water which our Ridge doesn’t have. And it would mean a lot more traffic.

The County Planner states the project would take 8-12 months, working weekdays from 7 AM to 10 PM and all day Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. The area invaded would involves an old forest, a wildlife habitat, and the obliteration of archaeologically sensitive sites.

We are all for training firemen. In fact, we hope they can attend classes at the SUNY campus. But industrial zoned activities should be performed in industrial zones.

The members of SSIP 209 (Settled and Serving in Place along the 209 Corridor) stand opposed to this project. As seniors, planning to stay in our homes and remain active in our communities, we call on all citizens of this area to join us in opposing this invasion of our beautiful town.

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