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brookhavenconfucius July 22, 2014 at 02:46 pm
AFTER FLANAGAN VOTED FOR THE 'SAFE' ACT, I GUESS ALL THAT'S LEFT IS SUPERMARKET OPENINGS !Read More http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2230-2013
Earl July 23, 2014 at 10:31 am
Ribbon cuttings are way more important than dealing with the true issues we have on LI, didn't youRead More know that? Phony crooks these politicians are!
Eddie July 20, 2014 at 06:20 pm
I could never handle that job, and I doubt any of the envious minimum wage posters here couldRead More either.
mark July 20, 2014 at 06:53 pm
ok let us get real here..LIRR unions have had no contract YET we have had 4 fare increases..howRead More about a decrease for the passengers OR will they ROCK the riders again?
Had Enuf! July 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Tickets, all tickets please........ That is what you get for $86k before overtime....so most ofRead More these clowns earn $120k from that plus free health benefits...plus they go Ou t on disability at. 50 years old with the help of dishonest doctors. Stopping at rockville center, Baldwin, Freeport, merrick, belllmore, wantagh, seaford, massapequa, massapequa park, amityville, copaigue, lindenhurst , and babylon. Change at babylon for the train to to speonk... Whew...can I get benefits for life for that talent?
Robert Demarco July 22, 2014 at 11:58 am
Tom, you are an articulate spokesman for your cause, and I, too have enjoyed our little debate. IRead More just want to address one comment: I do not look down on the woprkingman. In fact, I do tax returns for many of these folks and a much reduced rate than they would pay elsewhere. It is a sideline for me, and I would not be comfortable ripping people off. I do find, however, an incredible sense of entitlement among the public employees. I would bet that most of these people never worked in the private sector, so they do not understand that their good fortune is due as much to politics as it is hard work. It is a shame that people of lesser means have to pay grossly inflated taxes so that these workers can have their high salaries and benefits.
Robert Demarco July 22, 2014 at 03:23 pm
People need to realize that the Patch is a forum where ideas can be exchanged. Opinions can beRead More disagreed with but respected. That is what America is all about. You do not need to bully or belittle someone who disagrees with you. I really enjoyed conversing with Mr. Tuttle. Sound like the kind of guy With whom I would like to have a beer and a good discussion.
TomTuttle July 23, 2014 at 12:19 am
I am sorry that you feel that way. I can understand though. I feel the same about lawyers....lol.Read More Truthfully though, I am not a public sector employee. I have been a Teamster for Organized Labor for many years. I for one have seen the good days when everyone was happy and I have seen the bad days. Meaning right now. I think alot of people get bad thoughts when things are blown out of proportion and taken as a swipe at the public regardless if its the LIRR or the MTA Bus & Train, The Airport Workers, Fast Food workers etc. It seems if any workers disrupt any facet of another workers day, then those people get demonized. Which is a shame because truthfully if people saw the big picture instead of what just annoyed them then I think people would look at issues differently and could empathize a little more with another persons uphill battles so in case it ever happened to them they would have a better understanding of what to do. Again sir, you are a gentleman. I am always open for good conversation and a beer. All the best to you my friend.
Kevin B July 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Ho Ho Ho. Gov. Cuomo saves the day. Fixed! Election Day and his potential re-election is lessRead More than 4 months away. He thinks John Q. Public won't know who has who in their back pockets. Then there is that Public Relations clown Schumer who said they should wait 2 months to strike. Great idea! All the teachers will go back to work, schools in session, adding more traffic. DiBlasio was the only one who said this was the best time if there were to be a strike. He was the only one who actually gave it some thought.
i want to be proud of my town July 20, 2014 at 02:04 am
Are the lirr workers responsible for repairing upholstery?
Robert Demarco July 20, 2014 at 05:54 pm
m sure that repairing the seats on the LIRR is a union position? What non-management positions onRead More the LIRR are not union jobs?
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Worth reading if you want to see how dysfunctional and corrupt the LIRR is.Read More http://www.amazon.com/The-Gravy-Train-Inside-Island/dp/155395484X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405613634&sr=8-1&keywords=gravy+train+lirr
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FedUpRealist July 20, 2014 at 11:00 am
OK, everyone, wanna be townie' has set the rules...Let's make sure we all follow HIS demands!!!
FedUpRealist July 20, 2014 at 11:33 am
OK, everyone, wanna be townie' has set the rules...Let's make sure we all follow HISRead More 'instructions'!!! (just like a true 'Big Brother')...
Robert Demarco July 20, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Rants are for the folks who call WFAN to complain about their teams.
Robert Demarco July 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Jack, Wilhelm is not a commie, and he's not a Marxist. He is a "Progressive".
Harriet Brown July 17, 2014 at 01:59 pm
The strike has been averted. There is an agreement. Cuomo finally did his job.
JMG July 17, 2014 at 09:17 pm
Cuomo didn't do anything. Just came in and took credit. Delbasio is a complete jackass
Pat July 12, 2014 at 08:48 am
Totally agree.I like all the above grocery stores, but rarely go up there. What's wrong with theRead More South Shore. Well, at least we are finally getting a Target nearby and I'm happy about that!!
April July 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Can't wait for the new Fairway! I used to go to the one in Plainview when I was living inRead More Levittown/East Meadow. Then we moved to Suffolk about 5 years ago and the last time I was there was before I left Nassau. Hopefully they'll expand and add one on the south shore in Suffolk.
Jim Bennett July 24, 2014 at 06:36 pm
I'm not much for Grand Openings so I waited until today. It's a nice store with a great deal ofRead More variety. It's a little pricey but it's all top quality stuff. I loaded my wagon and was finishing up my shopping when the Fire Alarm went off. Everyone was evacuated and I had to leave my wagon by the checkout. I left and went to Meat Farms. I got most of the items I tried to buy at Fairway but I got them a lot cheaper. I'm not sure if I'm going back to Fairway.
Eddie July 11, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Perhaps $90K which includes overtime. Less than a NYC garbageman.
Hamburger July 12, 2014 at 09:12 am
Unsustainable economic model. Unions = bankruptcy
G July 14, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Some new news on this front: today's talks in NYC just broke down and the union bosses are tellingRead More members to begin to wind down operations starting July 16th, ahead of the July 20th strike deadline. It's being reported that the bosses have told the members that the presidential panel blessed their offer and the bosses promised that they will accept nothing less. That's not entirely true, however. The presidential panel only chooses among the two "final" offers submitted by each side at the time, which included 11% raises over 6 years by the LIRR. It doesn't mean the panel agrees with the union offer, only that it preferred that offer compared to the LIRR offer of 11% at that time. It's entirely possible given the latest LIRR offer of 17% over 7 years, the panel might choose that one today instead. In addition, word has gotten around political circles about the union bosses promises and many are seriously ticked off at them since those promises painted the bosses into a corner during negotiations. That's why there's a stalemate in the current negotiations, because the bosses can't make any concessions without breaking their promise. If there really is a strike, expect the pols to look to get back at the unions in the future since the bosses are causing too much unnecessary trouble right now.
Brian Burke June 29, 2014 at 11:15 am
Label clearly says chocolate peanut butter!! On the top and the side! Get a life people if youRead More cannot read.
Peter Lewitin June 30, 2014 at 07:22 am
Brian?
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Christopher Wendt June 11, 2014 at 07:31 am
@ Frank re: "I always wanted to understand why the LI region is not using MORE freightRead More trains..." Modern rail freight is "intermodal", meaning truck trailers riding piggyback on flatbed rail cars (as opposed to loading the cargo in railroad "boxcars"). To work efficiently, the truck trailers are double-stacked on the flatbed rail cars, and the tunnels connecting Long Island with the rest of the country are not tall enough to allow double-stacked piggyback freight loads to come to LI. What little railroad freight comes to LI is shipped across NY Harbor into Brooklyn, on barges, or comes in the old boxcars. But there are very few places to unload boxcars full of freight on LI, and doing so requires too much labor and time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other problems with rail freight on LI are (1) virtually NOTHING from LI requires rail freight shipping OFF LI, making freight trains, here, a one-way proposition, which is costly, and, (2) Even if everything made or grown outside of LI came here on freight trains, all of it would still require TRUCK transport all over the Island in order to get it to consumers. LI does not have the infrastructure or network of Distribution Centers and truck terminals to handle that activity, plus, that kind of activity would not help with truck congestion and pollution. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I hope this makes some sense for you.
Christopher Wendt June 11, 2014 at 07:31 am
@ Frank re: "I always wanted to understand why the LI region is not using MORE freightRead More trains..." Modern rail freight is "intermodal", meaning truck trailers riding piggyback on flatbed rail cars (as opposed to loading the cargo in railroad "boxcars"). To work efficiently, the truck trailers are double-stacked on the flatbed rail cars, and the tunnels connecting Long Island with the rest of the country are not tall enough to allow double-stacked piggyback freight loads to come to LI. What little railroad freight comes to LI is shipped across NY Harbor into Brooklyn, on barges, or comes in the old boxcars. But there are very few places to unload boxcars full of freight on LI, and doing so requires too much labor and time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other problems with rail freight on LI are (1) virtually NOTHING from LI requires rail freight shipping OFF LI, making freight trains, here, a one-way proposition, which is costly, and, (2) Even if everything made or grown outside of LI came here on freight trains, all of it would still require TRUCK transport all over the Island in order to get it to consumers. LI does not have the infrastructure or network of Distribution Centers and truck terminals to handle that activity, plus, that kind of activity would not help with truck congestion and pollution. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I hope this makes some sense for you.
al June 11, 2014 at 08:22 am
Mr Wendt re: Intermodal- In the 80's the LIRR started to get some special equipment that would allowRead More for truck trailers to be hooked up to freight engines. I remember that there was at least one place on the "Main" line on a "WYE" in Farmingdale that was equipped with a lifting device that would remove the trailers from these special devices and place on the road (Budwiser and several other companies used them for a while). Though they were not stacked, they did work. The MTA never really pushed this service. The special devices kept the trailers low so the trains made it thry the tunnels. Yes we do not manufacture enough to warrant freight service off the Island but aren't the truck trailers going off island empty anyway. Once there were freight yards on the Island (Westbury, Garden City, Hicksville, Farmingdale and out in Brookhaven to name a few) but in at least two have been converted to shopping centers, and two converted to garbage transfer stations. The MTA even built a freight car repair facility at the old Holban? classification yard, kept it working for two years and then tore it down (used the property to build their big passenger car repair facility).
Hipockets June 6, 2014 at 07:51 am
"The only way to beat the horses is with a whip." Quote from a gambler that lost it all..
Patch adams June 6, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Getty up
mary ann June 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Too bad I didn't hear about this yesterday! It's Friday night now at 10:30 pm so I guess it's over.Read More It would be nice to get info like this on a timely basis (like a week in advance). I'll keep it in mind for next year...I have advance notice now.
Ralph A. June 5, 2014 at 09:17 am
I agree 100% with the alcohol ban on trains, etc. However, people are already drunk before they getRead More on the train.
CAPICU June 5, 2014 at 11:17 am
Standing on the Railroad platform, I sip some booze to stop the blues and watch the trains comeRead More flying thru. The Railroad said that it’s ok, if I choose to sip the booze on Saturday.
Truth teller June 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Although I love the horses , and my granddaughter is an accomplished horsewoman , this is why weRead More don't go to the race .The drunks spoil it for everyone.
Credit: Justin Calabrese
Mark Bellantoni June 5, 2014 at 06:39 am
Caldor was the walmart of yesterday. I was on the executive payroll & opened several stores backRead More in the eighties. Caldor also owned many subsides that were used to supply the retail stores also Caldor sold merchandise to sears & other retailers through there subsides. There were no family members intrested in taking over the business so Carl sold. After that it was all downhill. The subsidies were sold the stores were buying direct & had no clue. That was the beginning of the end. Most walmart stores in the tri state area are in former Caldor locations. Caldor once had a monopoly in the tri state area. But Good things never last long....
confectioner June 6, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Worked in the Caldor buying dept in 88-90, good old Glover ave- no one was more aggressive onRead More pricing with so little stock, they would still be taking rainchecks. Ames, Bradlees, Zayre's and Caldor were so concerned with each other they didn't react to Wal-Mart and Target moving into the area. Caldor had 120 stores mostly in NE and Atlantic States.
Craig R June 7, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Fisher's Big Wheel in Old Saybrook.
Tom Baxter checks out his new business suit at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center.
Etaoin June 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm
The clothing is all donated by individuals and businesses, including Men's Wear House.
mary ann June 4, 2014 at 09:29 am
I think it's great! I notice the man in the picture is a military fellow and this will be a greatRead More help to all those men and women who have done service for their country. It's important to have an "interview suit" for both men and women. Good luck to all those seeking jobs.
CAPICU June 4, 2014 at 11:51 am
Tells you a lot about the military. Most come back penniless, injured (physically and mentally) andRead More with job skills not needed by the private sector.
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Lido resident May 23, 2014 at 10:29 am
Or what republicans call "job killing regulations"
Mar May 23, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Yes, pet parents, would you prefer guardians of these precious babies.
carol wendell May 24, 2014 at 01:08 am
About time theses products are off our shelves. Now how about getting rid of Hartz products. So manyRead More animal have died from their flea products.
Christopher Wendt May 16, 2014 at 11:55 am
I find it humorous and sad that the headline of this piece says: "Help Wanted: MarketingRead More Professionals", yet the graphic, immediately below says: "Help Wanted: PARKING LOT ATTENDANT" circled in red marker. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Of course, reading the duties and specifications in some of the jobs listed casts serious doubt on the use of the phrase, "Marketing Professionals". Hofstra and The Islanders both seem to need Roadies or Stage Hands more than "marketing" "professionals"; but Hofstra probably does not grant BS degrees for roadies or show hands.
Christopher Wendt May 16, 2014 at 11:56 am
I find it humorous and sad that the headline of this piece says: "Help Wanted: MarketingRead More Professionals", yet the graphic, immediately below says: "Help Wanted: PARKING LOT ATTENDANT" circled in red marker. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Of course, reading the duties and specifications in some of the jobs listed casts serious doubt on the use of the phrase, "Marketing Professionals". Hofstra and The Islanders both seem to need Roadies or Stage Hands more than "marketing" "professionals"; but Hofstra probably does not grant BS degrees for roadies or show hands.
The inside of a long-dead mall, as photographed by Seph Lawless for his new book "Black Friday."
Patchogue May 12, 2014 at 09:39 pm
We are over stored. Need to create real jobs.
Madeleine Fix-Hansen May 13, 2014 at 08:18 am
I am working on this subject (slowly & in spurts) in Columbus, Ohio. In 2002, I made aRead More casual/rough stortytelling video, "Twilight at Northland". It's a monologue for the most part - about my aunt, who was employed as the Information Lady at a mall that was closing down around her. Please watch & let me know what you think?: http://vimeo.com/71038359. email: almagarnett@gmail.com.
Sal Anthony May 14, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Tj only shops online blah blah blah your a racist towards malls
Jim D’Addario, CEO, D’Addario & Company. Credit: D’Addario & Company
mike.trezza May 2, 2014 at 09:33 pm
Wow, what a negative bunch! Isn't gaining 30 jobs better than losing 30? And if local governmentRead More doesn't offer tax breaks, companies don't come here, or don't stay here. Get it? And part of Farmingdale is in Suffolk, Town of Babylon. So, no they don't mean FarmingVILLE, they mean FarmingDALE.
Scott Roberts May 3, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Good job D'adario. They provide jobs and health insurance. Plus local recognition and visitorsRead More to factory from all over the world Giving back to Long Island.
Victor Calderone May 16, 2014 at 10:04 am
Farmingdale is a border town. Smth Street is on the Suffolk side(east farmingdale)
brookhavenconfucius June 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm
We need a Mussolini, ? Well The Regime Leader has picked the negotiating board, so you know howRead More THAT is going to turn out, don't we ? BUT BARAK AIN'T NO MUSSOLINI !
rita June 2, 2014 at 08:51 pm
I don't understand why there was a MTA tax on our property taxes in Suffolk County. I still thinkRead More the tax is illegal, and there are only two trains that run on the East End of long island to NYC. I thought this tax was being disputed.
brookhavenconfucius June 3, 2014 at 04:01 am
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ? GET OUT OF YOUR IPHONE AND WAKE UP ? DON'T YOU LOOK AT YOUR TAX BILL BEFORERead More YOU PAY IT ? SHEEEEEPLE, YOU ARE BEING TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS, WAAAAAAAAAKE UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP !
brookhavenconfucius April 28, 2014 at 10:39 am
AND when the warm season begins in Port Jefferson, you can cross ALL OF THOSE restaurants there, offRead More your list !
Allison Escoto April 28, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Yay! I love restaurant week!
lovetobbq April 29, 2014 at 06:39 am
Not me!!! Restaurant.com offers more choices with better deals ALL the time.
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Michelle I. Jaeger April 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm
If you report fradulent credit card activity to the police and send the report to the properRead More reporting agencies and authorities to extend the 90 days fraud alert to seven years: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes (I am presently dealing with ID theft.)
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Scott Peterson April 22, 2014 at 12:34 am
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actually few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 22, 2014 at 12:41 am
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment for infractions justly employed have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime is the goal if you THINK.
Scott Peterson April 22, 2014 at 12:44 am
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 11:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
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