Yale Farm Golf Course

admin on May 11th, 2009

This is the last entry in a series about the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. In 2009 the DEP announced that they were granting tentative approval to the Yale Farm Golf Course.  On April 29, 2009 the public hearing for North Canaan Inland/Wetlands was to […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – 2009 and Beyond

admin on May 9th, 2009

This is a series about the parallels of misinformation both locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. There are three sections to Systems out Balance, one each for economics, politics and culture.  I finished writing the first draft of economic essays by the summer of 2006.  The book is coming […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – 2006-2008

admin on May 7th, 2009

This is a series on the parallels of misinformation both locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. The applicants for the Yale Farm Golf Course made some tweaks to their application in response to state and federal agency push back during 2004.  They restated their slope gradient criteria for overlaying […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – 2005

admin on May 6th, 2009

This is part of a series on the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. The federal agencies that needed to review the Yale Farm Golf Course application were the Army Corp of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency and Fish and Wildlilfe.  I first encountered these agencies in […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – Early 2005

admin on May 5th, 2009

This is part of a series on the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. I brought to my meeting with Doug Hoskins, Environmental Analyst for the DEP, a series of maps to show how the Yale Farm Golf Course overlaid watercourses more than would be expected […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – Fall 2004

admin on May 4th, 2009

This is part of a series on the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. 2004 was a year of mounting concern both locally and nationally, though in one instance that concern was touching for me personally.  My kids were well aware that their Dad was opposing […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – Spring 2004

admin on May 3rd, 2009

This is part of a series on misinformation both locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. In the summer of 2003 my family went on our most memorable vacation.  We joined the Goshen UCC church on a workcamp mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  This may not sound like much […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – Fall 2003

admin on May 2nd, 2009

This is part of a series on the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. I only bet for pizzas; even if I lose I then get a rebate.   I do not lose many bets, though, because I usually have some insider’s knowledge that gives me an […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – 2003

admin on May 1st, 2009

This is the third entry of a series on the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. Before the year 2002 I had little involvement with town politics or government.  I ran for the Board of Education once, but lost.  People claimed I actually had done well, […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – 2002

admin on April 29th, 2009

This is the second entry of a series on the parallels of misinformation locally and nationally that led me to write Systems out of Balance. The new millennium came in for me with a little bit of the old same ol’, and that was a good thing.  I was still a graduate student, as I […]

Continue reading about Yale Farm Golf Course – Before 2002