Life on a family dairy farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Across the river last night. We heard the whistles and then when Alan went out on the porch he could see that the villages were entirely full of smoke lit up by the street lights like a scene from Hell.
Word on Facebook last night was that Fonda had a hard time getting to the fire because of the closing of the railroad crossings. If it is true it is chilling.
Even if it is not true, something similar WILL happen. You can't cut a town in half and leave only one heavily congested route and not have it end badly. It is simply appalling that the railroad is fighting so hard to limit access to such a large part of the village of Fonda. Tragedy is almost inevitably going to ensue.
The state really needs to step in and come down strongly on the side of the people who live in the two villages and the leaders they have elected to represent them, rather than bowing down to a large, distant, corporation that cares nothing for Fonda and Fultonville.
So sad for the poor folks who lost their home last night.