BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

PEOPLE’S COLUMN

Still time

on wind plan

Editor, OBSERVER:

A public notice has been issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the permitting of the Arkwright Summit Windfarm, LLC. Application 2010-00299 for permit under authority of the Clean Water Act is open to public comment.

This notice of 20 pages contains maps showing the exact locations of the wind turbines. It also reveals a recently announced 200 percent increase in impacted wetland acres, and a nearly 100 percent increase in impacted streams in the project area.

There is also a description of the developers proposed mitigation in response to the potential impact on water quality.

The complete report is available online at: www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Portals/45/docs/regulatory/publications/publicnotices/2016-11/PN2010-00299.

Public comments to this notice are not limited to issues of water quality, and may include general issues of concern. Individuals may also request a public hearing at h the Corps of Engineers by stating a specific reason for their request. Comments and/or hearing requests must be submitted prior to Dec. 22.

The address is: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, Attn: Molly Connerton 1776 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14207.

The email address is: molly.a.connerton@usace.army.com.

MARK TWICHELL,

Fredonia

Fire company

praises aid

Editor, OBSERVER:

We, the members of the Dayton Fire Co., would like to express our thanks to all who supported our chicken barbecues, fund drive and boot drive and the ham and turkey party. It was greatly appreciated.

Thanks to South Dayton Super Duper, McCormack’s Hardware, Gabel Brothers Furniture, Goode’s Restaurant, Valley Pharmacy Gowanda, Save a Lot North Collins, Austin Milling, South Dayton, Gowanda Ford, Hair Etc. Beauty Salon, Radio Shack, Tim Hortons Gowanda, Community Bank, Hager’s Flowers, Wicked Glen, Smith Tru Value Hardware Irving, Crowell Home & Auto Supply, Gen’s Over The Hill Tree Farm Dayton, Valu Home Center Gowanda.

Maple Glen Sugar House Gowanda, Harley Davidson Gowanda, Sears Fredonia, Honk Grape Grain Inc. Gowanda, Mane Event Beauty Salon South Dayton, Save A Lot Dunkirk, Tractor Supply Dunkirk, The Attic Gowanda, Home Depot Dunkirk, Slovenian Club Gowanda, Gernatt Family of Cos., Towne Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac Auto of North Collins, Soles Unlimited Gowanda, Heaven Scents Gowanda, Tops Market Dunkirk, WalMart Dunkirk and J & J Outfitters Gowanda.

We also want to thank the Dayton Volunteer Fire Company Women’s Auxiliary for all their help throughout the year. It was greatly appreciated and needed.

Everone’s continued support would be greatly appreciated.

Our 2017 chicken barbecues are April 23 and June 18.

NORMA PINE,

president, Dayton Volunteer Fire Co.

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