August 25, 2005

Issues to watch

This morning's Ithaca Journal doesn't have any specific Dryden news, but does raise a number of issues worth keeping an eye on:

  • Rabid beavers attacked a girl in Danby. It sounds like racoons infected the beavers. I've never heard of beavers attacking anyone, but I guess rabies makes the unusual possible. One of the rabies cases they mention this year was on Ringwood Road in Dryden.

  • Natural gas prices are expected to rise 30% this winter, and heating oil 20% to 30%. I'm glad I put in that more efficient furnace, but it looks like I'd better get to work on the storm windows. (This article isn't online.)

  • There's an opinion piece on Contained Animal Feeding Operations, industrial-scale operations which raise animal and generate huge amounts of waste. In the light of last week's 2 million gallon manure spill into the Black River near Watertown, this is worth keeping an eye on.

Posted by simon at August 25, 2005 1:22 PM in
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