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Printed Date: Sep 21 2020 at 5:12am

Topic: Resist all environmental damage!
Posted By: wenger
Subject: Resist all environmental damage!
Date Posted: Feb 19 2019 at 8:43pm

The Washington Post has reported earlier on the environmental pollution caused by the expansion of Dragon Springs . The expansion of the temple has indeed affected the surrounding ecology and the normal life of the residents.

Dragon Springs scoping document approved; Deerpark promises vigilance

DEERPARK — The crowd that showed up for a Deerpark Planning Board hearing on Dragon Springs’ campus expansion plans on Wednesday night was so large that Deerpark officials had to postpone the meeting until they could arrange for a larger venue.

Anticipating a larger-than-usual crowd, the meeting was scheduled for the Deerpark Senior Center. However, several minutes before the 7 p.m. meeting start time, the room was overfull, according to Deerpark Town Clerk Flo Santini.

“People were standing three deep along three walls,” she said.

The rescheduled meeting date will likely be announced at the next town board meeting on Feb. 27, Santini said. Port Jervis High School is a location being considered.

Experts and attorneys came from Long Island, New Paltz and elsewhere to speak, said Grace Woodard, founder of Deerpark Rural Preservation Alliance, the local group opposing the plans, citing road safety and environmental concerns.

The plan for the 393-acre campus on Galley Hill Road has aroused concerns, particularly because it includes a new 100,000-gallon-per-day sewage treatment system that would empty into a tributary of the Basher Kill, which flows through a wildlife preserve and into the Neversink River. Also, the plan includes a music hall that would seat 992 people and a new parking garage with 1,098 spaces for cars and 42 for buses.

Woodard said she expected the hearing to be rescheduled for late March or April. “With better weather, there will be more people,” she said.



Posted By: wenger
Date Posted: Feb 19 2019 at 8:58pm

Posted By: wenger
Date Posted: Feb 20 2019 at 3:52am
As a righteous person who upholds the concept of environmental protection, he should resolutely resist the construction of similar projects.

Posted By: wenger
Date Posted: Feb 20 2019 at 3:52am
The expansion of the project not only pollutes the surrounding water quality, but also permanently damages the habitat of forest animals.

Posted By: wenger
Date Posted: Feb 20 2019 at 3:52am
A dozen frustrated neighbors gathered in front of the illegally wide driveway of Dragon Springs Buddhist, Inc. compound on lushly wooded Galley Hill Road on Saturday. 

Posted By: wenger
Date Posted: Feb 20 2019 at 3:53am
One neighbor, Ken Porada, picked up an orange ribbon crumpled on the ground by orange cones and stretched it out, revealing the words, “Police line. Do not cross.”

Posted By: wenger
Date Posted: Feb 20 2019 at 3:53am
Neighbors say they have observed guards moving cones to allow vehicles entry intermittently, despite a stop work order on the driveway imposed by the Town of Deerpark last year, prohibiting its use.

Posted By: middiemom
Date Posted: Feb 20 2019 at 10:48am

Middletown... Bright past BRIGHTER FUTURE!!!

Posted By: Historic House Guy
Date Posted: Feb 25 2019 at 2:19pm
It's New York, you're honestly surprised by this?

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