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All stories related to the environment in and around Delaware Township.

Fisher Hearing Cites Food and Water Watch, a Resource for Community Groundwater Protection

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
By Gary Hinesley
Fisher Hearing Cites “Food and Water Watch”, a Resource for Community Groundwater Protection

George Dilts, attorney for Mr. Fisher in his variance application, objected to introducing the contents of the Food and Water Watch website into the record of the Board of Adjustment hearings. The Board’s attorney Steve Goodell upheld this objection, on the grounds that the website was not a peer-reviewed publication. Mr.Dilts also complained that... »

Fisher Attorney complains of Sharp Practices

Friday, October 2, 2009
By Gary Hinesley
Fisher Attorney complains of “Sharp Practices”

BOB HORNBY WAS IN A GOOD MOOD when I ran into him the other day; he was out walking on Reading Road with his son and daughter in law. It was a beautiful Friday afternoon, the last of Summer; there was no traffic, so I stopped the car in the middle of the road... »

Neighbor Testifies in Fisher Hearing

Saturday, August 29, 2009
By Gary Hinesley

Mr. Robert M. Hornby, the nearest neighbor to the property on which Charlie Fisher is seeking to establish a water pumping operation, testified at the regular meeting of the Delaware Township Board of Adjustment, on Tuesday, August 4. But before Mr. Hornby was sworn in, Board Attorney Steve Goodell instructed the Board members on... »

Testimony in Fisher Case Surprises Public, Applicant

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
By Gary Hinesley

The objector’s attorney has played an important role in the Fisher water hearings, bringing to light significant facts about the proposed commercial operation that the applicant’s expert witnesses omitted from their testimony. Witnesses have stuck to the general narrative line that, in water use and truck traffic, the water pumping operation would be “similar”... »

Fisher Hearing Continues with Focus on New Truck Traffic

Monday, July 20, 2009
By Gary Hinesley

Fisher Hearing Continues with Focus on New Truck Traffic The June 25 regular meeting of the Delaware Township Board of Adjustment heard testimony from Frank Banisch on behalf of applicant Charlie Fisher, who is seeking a variance to establish a commercial water pumping operation on land currently zoned for agricultural and residential use. Banisch is... »

Fisher Water Mining Hearing Resumes

Saturday, June 20, 2009
By Gary Hinesley

Charlie Fisher is seeking a variance from local zoning to establish a water mining operation on a farm owned by his mother on Reading Road. The hearing began over a year ago, and has been covered in previous stories in The Post.  In the interim, the author of this article, a Planning Board member,... »

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