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Tag Archives: Denning

Letter to the Ulster County Planning Board.

02-Dec-13

The Ulster County Planning Board has its meeting to review the wind turbine here in Denning on Wednesday the 4th.  I expect to attend.  The online petition opposing the turbine, to be built inside the “forever wild” Catskill State Park, is here.  Emails for people on the UCPB are ddoy@co.ulster.ny.us, and rlei@co.ulster.ny.us.  I wrote the […]

Wind Turbine Postponement.

12-Nov-13

We were circulating a petition asking for a tabling of the vote on the wind turbine, and the vote has indeed been tabled.  Ulster County caught wind of the project and put a stay on it themselves, pending their own review.  This is good.

Town Board Meeting Tonight, Zoning Board Meeting 11/13/13.

12-Nov-13

There’s a town board meeting tonight at 7 p.m., and one of the items of business will be our petition to get a stay on the decision to build a 177′ wind turbine here in town.  I’ve heard complaints from some of my environmentalist friends – we need renewable energy sources – but I still […]

“Cover the Mountains With Wind Turbines.”

07-Nov-13

I went to the Town Board meeting last night, in part to congratulate the victors, but mostly because of the wind turbine issue I wrote about earlier.  Since first encountering this issue I’ve thought about it a lot, and asked the opinions of people I respect, and the more I thought about it the more […]

Congratulations to Councilmen Greg Vurckio and Kevin Smith.

06-Nov-13

The election results are in.  Greg Vurckio was endorsed by both the Republican and Democratic parties, and won election easily.  It was mostly a contest between myself and Kevin Smith.  The vote: Kevin Smith 117 John Kuhner 87 Congratulations to Kevin and Greg, and a thank you to all the Councilmen – I’ve seen up […]

Wind Power Generation in Denning?

04-Nov-13

Going door-to-door along Mountain Lane yesterday I was asked what my opinion was about “the big wind turbine,” and I had to confess that I had no opinion about it, because I had never heard of it before. (It felt like a bit of a political defeat, to be going door-to-door and get asked about […]

Response to the Seriously Concerned.

02-Nov-13

While going around door-to-door yesterday evening an older gentleman said to me, “You’re John Kuhner? I’m voting for you for sure.” He went on to explain that “some woman I never saw before” was at the Town Dump passing out leaflets “saying you were a communist or something like that and when I saw all […]

Small-Town Life.

29-Oct-13

I was dropping off campaign letters at the post office when I was told by the lady at the counter, “Just hold on a second, I’ll get your mail” – this from someone I’ve never been formally introduced to, though she sure got the right person’s mail out.  When she saw I had campaign materials […]

Poster.

29-Oct-13

Postcard to Voters.

24-Oct-13