November 18, 2006

Cornell to pipe gas through Ellis Hollow

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that Cornell is planning to build a three-mile natural gas pipeline through Ellis Hollow to feed its central heating plant, which is expecting to increase the university's consumption of natural gas by a factor of 20. NYSEG's existing lines can't keep up, so Cornell will run a line to the pipeline through Ellis Hollow. The Towns of Dryden and Ithaca will have to approve construction.

The TC3 foundation was among grant recipients from the Tompkins County Foundation.

On the opinion page, former County Legislator candidate W. David Restey cites this month's election as evidence that a paper trail is needed for voting machines, while Richard Jorgensen of Freeville reports on Democratic breakfast chatter. Lansing resident Becky Vallely calls for late bus support for TC3.

Posted by simon at November 18, 2006 10:15 AM in , ,
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Hmm, if Cornell is putting a gas pipeline through Ellis Hollow to the heating plant, how hard would it be for them to pave it over as a biking and walking/running path, thus taking some of the pressure off Ellis Hollow Road and providing a nice place for residents to exercise and commute to Cornell.

cheers... -Adam