Serve-A-Thon this weekend
The Salvation Army’s Serve-A-Thon will be in full swing this Saturday, September 10th, at the following locations and times:
• Cooke Park in Fairhaven: 9–12 Noon (Beautification Project)
• Hazelwood Park in New Bedford: 9–12 Noon; 1-4 (Fence Painting)
• Gifts to Give in Acushnet: 9–12 Noon (Clothes & Toys Sorting)
• YMCA Farm in Dartmouth 9–12 Noon (Harvesting Crops)
We are looking for volunteers to help. Please call Major Beth Parkhurst at the Salvation Army at 508 997-6561 for details. Visit http://www.lift-in-love.org/
Steven Bouley, Volunteer
SCNU thanks Acushnet town meeting
The Officers of South Coast Neighbors United would like to express our sincere appreciation to the residents of Acushnet who took time to attend the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, August 30th.
The crowd at the meeting was strong evidence of the fact that our community is very concerned about the major gas storage and LNG production facility that is proposed for our Town and the results of the vote sends a strong message to Spectra and Eversource that the residents of Acushnet oppose this infrastructure expansion in their town.
The facility proposed would be located on residentially zoned land in a residential neighborhood and in very close proximity to homes, schools, a nursing home and a rehab hospital.
We have sincere and well-founded concerns about emissions and public safety. We have concerns about the size of the tanks which would be amongst the largest on the East Coast of the United States and would tower 170 feet over our community. Each of the two tanks would fill Gillette Stadium.
We have concerns about what the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection referred to as “one of the largest proposed wetlands alterations in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
We are concerned that the residents of the area would be burdened with a facility that is being constructed as part of a bigger plan to export natural gas to other countries. We are concerned that the project’s developers were caught trying to include expanded trucking facilities into the project despite their representations that the facility would reduce truck traffic.
What else aren’t they telling us and how can we trust them?
We are hopeful that our local and national leaders will hear what the residents of Acushnet said with their vote and that they will work with us to protect our community from the risks and disruption represented by this completely unnecessary project.
For more information, visit scnu.us
Dana Sargent, President
Maria Connelly, Vice President
Roger A. Cabral, Treasurer
Wendy Graca, Secretary