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Everywhere you go, you meet someone you know...
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

No diversity of thought in Ulysses

If there was any doubt that Tompkins County's Town of Ulysses has completed its transition from rural township to bedroom suburb for right-thinking academics, last night's public hearing settled the issue.  WHCU AM reports that over 100 folks attended the hearing on proposed changes to Ulysses' zoning regulations, intended to prevent shale gas extraction by hydrofracking.  Per this report, not a single soul deviated from the party line.
The Trumansburg Elementary School played host to a public hearing on a zoning amendment that would effectively ban gas drilling in the town of Ulysses.

Nearly 100 people attended the hearing Wednesday night with every speaker showing their support for the board and the ban.
Does every resident of the well educated, "friendly" suburb have exactly the same opinion?  Or have those with opposing viewpoints been intimidated to the point of silence? 

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