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New Coalition Letter to Governor Cuomo: Oppose a Possible Southern Tier Fracking Demonstration Project and Require Full Enforcement of Executive Order No. 41

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Cuomo:

We, the undersigned, write to request that you take immediate action to fulfill the mandates specified by Executive Order No. 41. We ask you to:

1) Withhold issuance of shale gas drilling permits for any demonstration project in Broome, Tioga and Chemung counties, or any other areas of New York. The Executive Order requires that "pursuant to SEQRA, no permits may be issued prior to the completion of a Final SGEIS [Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, not in the original]..."

2) Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS in order to expand its scope to address a) Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) hydraulic fracturing recently proposed for 135,000 acres in Tioga County and b) New York State mortgage lending programs involving properties with gas and oil leases. These two issues are not analyzed "comprehensively" by the Revised Draft SGEIS. As a result, your Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) cannot "ensure that such impacts are appropriately avoided or mitigated consistent with the State Environmental Quality Review Act..."

3) Require DEC to provide a report on "the status of the Final SGEIS and the regulatory conditions that are necessary to include in oil and gas well permits to protect public health and the environment." That report is mandated "subsequent to the conclusion of the public comment period..."

Executive Order No. 41

As one of your first official acts as Governor, you signed an official "continuation" of Executive Order No. 41:

Highlighted below are the key provisions of the Executive Order referenced by our requests:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, David A. Paterson, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of New York, do hereby order as follows:

1) The Department shall complete its review of the public comments, make such revisions to the Draft SGEIS that are necessary to analyze comprehensively the environmental impacts associated with high-volume hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling, ensure that such impacts are appropriately avoided or mitigated consistent with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), other provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law and other laws, and ensures (stet) that adequate regulatory measures are identified to protect public health and the environment (emphasis added);

2) On or about June 1, 2011, the Department shall publish a Revised Draft SGEIS, accept public comment on the revisions for a period of not less than thirty days, and may schedule public hearings on such revisions to be conducted in the Marcellus shale region and New York City; and

3) Recognizing that, pursuant to SEQRA, no permits may be issued prior to the completion of a Final SGEIS, the Department, subsequent to the conclusion of the public comment period, shall report to the Governor on the status of the Final SGEIS and the regulatory conditions that are necessary to include in oil and gas well permits to protect public health and the environment (emphasis added).


In conclusion, you have gained national renown as a champion of equal rights for all New Yorkers. That is why we request that you afford all New Yorkers equal protection from horizontal hydrauic fracturing hazards. Shale gas extraction must not be allowed in the Southern Tier or any other areas of New York until it is safe for all areas of our state, including the New York City and Syracuse watersheds.

With that goal in mind, the status report mandated by the Executive Order would allow the public to know prior to the adoption of a Final SGEIS precisely how DEC would fully resolve the 40 pages of detailed technical comments submitted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2009 as well as the 17 critical shortcomings documented in the Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS coalition letter with more than 22,000 signatories.

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Until there is a consensus among local, state and federal government authorities as well as potentially impacted parties that these concerns have been fully resolved, we request that you maintain New York's horizontal hydraulic fracturing moratorium.

Thank you for your consideration.

Very truly yours,

Total Signatory Count: 3080

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Caswell Rd
Freeville, NY
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6405 Palmiter Road
Alfred Station, NY
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guilderland, NY
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Newfield, NY
Helen DeNero
207 Rutgers St.
Rochester, NY
Barbara Kretzmann
117 Brandon Place
Ithaca, NY
Mary Smith CPS, CPCS
Communications Chairman
3514 Michigan Ave
Elmira, NY
Mary and Joe McKeon
270 Searles Rd
Margaretville, NY
Brenda Reiss
20 Dressler Road
Greenlawn, New York
Dana Houck
826 Route 11
Kirkwood, NY
Gerard Courtade
4820 Lincklaen Road
Cazenovia, NY
Douglas Brooks
220 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY
dennis rich bs, ms
31 main st
w. seneca, ny
Erin Edwards
1857 County Rte 10
Ancram, NY
Evan Romer
51 Chestnut St
Windsor, NY
Roseanne Courtade
4820 Lincklaen Road
Cazenovia, NY
Kenneth Fung
115 Monroe St.
Ithaca, NY
Mary Pizzente-Morich
42 Telephone Road
West Henrietta, NY
Jo Ellen del Campo
43 Hillcrest Drive
Alfred, NY
John Mcveigh
1842 Trails End Lane, PO box 127
John del Campo DDS
43 Hillcrest Drive
Alfred, NY
Elaine Sperbeck
618 E. Monroe st
Little Falls, new york
maria barry
91 east main street
trumansburg, ny
Robert Deming
4531 East Lake Road
Hamilton, New York 13346
Matthew Cortese
MD/MPH student
714 S. Beech St.
Syracuse, NY
Arleen Benedict
976 County HWY 35
Maryland, NY
Rose Mackiewicz
1773 Teedlebrook Road
Jefferson, New York
Jim Rundle
103 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY
Gene Polito
45 Shady Rest Dr
Sag Harbor, NY
721 Willow Street
Pottstown, PA
Dr Rev Ellen Sokolow Doctor of Divinity, Interfaith Minister
280 Case Hill Road; Treadwell, NY. 13846
Treadwell, New York
John Tobin
7147 Hyland Drive
Hornell, NY
Ellen Laponsky
176 Greenridge Drive
Horseheads, New York
Garry Colarusso Citizen, Property Owner, Tax Payer, Voter
3928 New Street
Clinton, New York
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114 B David Terrace
Charlottesville, VA
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6444 Palmiter Road
Alfred Station, NY
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6 Andres Dr
Poughkeepsie, NY
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5885 rt 79
trumansburg, ny
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620 Malcolm X Blvd 2C
New York, NY
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302 giles st.
ithaca, ny
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5585 Searsburg Rd
Trumansburg, New York
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5611 godfreys pond rd
bergen, ny
Martha Oldfield
142 Daffodil Dr.
Horseheads, NY
Ed Moloney
6034 liebig ave
bronx, NY
Michelle Schleider
2317 Acorn Drive
Vestal, NY
Caroline Martin
Founding member
P.O. Box 97
Downsville, NY
Glenda Neff
133 South St
Auburn, NY
Kristofer Laratta
29 speed hill road
Brooktondale, NY
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7548 west Bluff Drive
Bluff Point, NY
Laura Dobbins
356 East 13th Street, #10
New York, NEW YORK
Heather Braun
4204 East Lake Road
Livonia, NY
Martina Leonard
501 East 87 Street
New York, NY
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206 green street
brooklyn, NY
Henrietta Hobert
391 Fredericks Rd.
Johnson City, NY
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219 W. Lincoln St.
Ithaca, NY
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1 Foothill Road
Freeville, NY
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79 Barrow Street 5A
New York, NY
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9151 Old Shetler Rd.
Livonia, New York
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205 Farmingdale Rd
Camillus, NY
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309 Horseshoe Lane
Vestal, NY
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1153 Main Street
Vestal, NY
Lauren Ross-Hixson
PO Box 06353
Binghamton, NY
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35 nicholson st.
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5177 County Rd. 36
Honeoye, NY
Ann Moore
12 Holley Drive
Homer, NY
David Nelson
833 Meigs St.
Rochester, NY
Dave Walczak
co-founder, leadership council member
19 Allen Street
Bath, NY
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1509 Anna Marie Circle
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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124 Murray Street Apt. 5
Binghamton, New York (NY)
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10 Bailor Road
Brooktondale, NY
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6601 italy valley road
naples, NY
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1107 Jade Drive
Endicott, NY
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Endicott, NY
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5 hillside ave
binghamton, new york
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11 Perry Dr
Apalachin, NY
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401 West Main St.
Endicott, NY
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1107 Jade Drive
Endicott, NY
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1107 Jade Drive
Endicott, NY
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421 blakesley nurse hollow road
afton, ny
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770 Jones Rd.
vestal, NY
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307 Mead Mtn Rd
Woodstock, NY
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9 Hickory Road
Binghamton, NY
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181 Wilbur hill road
Unadilla, NY
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Windsor, NY
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609 Torrance Ave.
Vestal, NY
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48 service rd
kirkwood, NY
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171 Groton Rd
Freeville, NY
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Endwell, NY
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934 Neal rd
Endicott, Ny
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57 W. Main St.
Friendship, NYic
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34 Albany Avenue
Johnson City, NY
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8545 Trade Wind Ct.
Bristow, VA
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62 Beaverkill Mountain Road
Roscoe, New Yorkwas ainprul
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1300 Echo Road
Vestal, NY
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wy9253 State Hwy 357
Franklin, NY
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2831 LaFayette Road
LaFayette, NY
Kathleen Alvey
Assistant Coordinator
109 Sage Place #5
Ithaca, NY
Thomas Tomasky
47 Pollard Hill Road
Endicott, NY
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147 Sweetfield Circle
Yonkers, NY
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16 Garden Street
Cold Spring, NY
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49 Liberty Highway
Windsor, NY
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1117 Lake Como Road
Cortland, NY
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Concerned NYS Citizen
3509 West Ave
Interlaken, New York
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136 Juneberry Rd
Vestal, New York
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1117 Lake Como Rd
Cortland, NY
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69 Quail Ln
Rochester, NY
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181 Honeywell Coraners Rd
Broadalbin, Ny
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460 Troy Rd
Ithaca, New York
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4117 David Rd.
Painted Post, New York
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460 Troy Rd
Ithaca, New York
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600 Vista Lake Dr., #203
Candler, NC
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Waverly, Ny
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Board member
18 Maxson St
Rochester, NY
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2315 Stuyvesant Drive
Niskayuna, NY
Greg Chabra
46 Schiller St
Binghamton, NY
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1 Orchard drive
South Salem, NY
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370 Jefferson Ave., 10-11
Fairport, NY
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Box 119
Nunda, NY
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112 hillcrest road
syracuse, ny
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149 Union St. #4
Brooklyn, NY
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P.O. Box 313
Newark Valley, NY
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37 S. Main Street
Alfred, NY
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6437 Old Bald Hill S.
Springwater, NY
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935 West Water Street
Elmira, NY
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672 Backer Road
Beaver Dams, New York
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507 Gabel Road
Callicoon, NY
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204 Eastland Rd.
Vestal, New York
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2901 Middlefield Rd. #11
Palo Alto, CA
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12 Stage road
Westhampton, MA
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122 East Main St.
Plainfield, NJ
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36 ledgewood circle
rochester, NY
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214 N. Plain St.
Ithaca, NY
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60 D Longwood Dr.
Clifton Park, NY
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3441 Irish Settlement Rd
Belmont, NY
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6350woodland dr
Conesus, Ny
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4-11 Saddlemire Road
Binghamton, NY
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337 East 9th St. #7
New York, NY
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P.O. Box 231
Apalachin, New York
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County Road 2B
Belmont, NY
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111 Norwood Ave
Haddon Township, NJ
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Citizen who deserves clean air and water
3180 Riverside Drive
Wellsville, New York
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3124 Wolf Creek Road
Cuba, New York
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PO Box 24
Sylvan Beach, NY
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601 w ferry street
buffalo, ny
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358 Summit Ave.
Mt. Vernon, NY
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P.O. Box 61
South Plymouth, NY
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9346 Sawmill Run Rd
Little Valley, NY
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1404 Livingston Place
Vestal, NY
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P.O. Box 2, 93 Olean Street
Angelica, New York
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1047 County Road 37
Mount Upton, NY
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430 Ohayo Mt.Rd
Woodstock, NY
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3656 Lott St.
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Art instructor
30 Marsh Rd
Ithaca, NY
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founding member
710 Irish Settlement Rd
Freeville, NY
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335 Walnut Lane
Youngstown, NY
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6003 State Route 26
Whitney Point, NY
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72 Grand Blvd.
Binghamton, NY
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311 S. 6th St
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4616 Foster Valley Rd
Endicott, NY
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753 james st
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212 Fall Creek Drive
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Ithaca, New York
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137 Axtell Rd.
Maryland, NY
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132 Northview Road
Ithaca, New York
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2466 State Route 12
Chenango Forks, New York
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Connection with Nature Facilitator
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Smyrna, New York
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Lansing, NY
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Ithaca, New York
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Hammondsport, New York
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107 cleveland ave
syracuse, new york
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73 Crestview Circle
Central Square, New York
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1559 betts hill road
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ithaca, NY
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573 Knapp Hill Road
Castle Creek, NY
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40 Williams St
Clinton, NY
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853 Davis Road
Hobart NY, 13788
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151 Driggs Avenue, Apt. 1R
Brooklyn, NY
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326 Mt. pleasant Rd
Freeville, NY
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147 Sheedy Road
Vestal, NY
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240 Strawberry Hill Circle #3
Ithaca, NY
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37 west 72 street
New York , NY
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13 Diamond Street
Norwich, New York
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126 Felske Dr.
Bainbridge, NY
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PO Box 15
Meridale, NY
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13 Diamond St.
Norwich, New York
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199 monitor street
Brooklyn, Ny
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box 37
masonville, new york
Catherine McLain
4 Crestmont Road
Binghamton, New York
Sandy Gorall
4760 edgewood trail
Honeoye, Ny
Amy Shapiro Esq.
123 Leroy St.
Binghamton, NY
Ellen Schmidt
8 Genung Circle
Ithaca, NY
larry miller
43 milford st
binghamton, ny
David Johnson
PO Box 444
Port Crane, New York
Misha Fredericks
32 Butterville Rd
New Paltz, NY
jean hricik
40 4th st.
jc, ny
sylvia mandel
393 East 10 Street
New York, New York
William Messner Jr.
1860 Plank Rd
Webster, NY
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443hathaway rs
Otego, New york
Douglas Holmes
220 West Hill Rd
Vestal, New York
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343 cooley lake road
norwich, new york
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4250 slate rock rd
geneva, NY
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80 Mallory Rd
Chemung, NY
Kris Kohler Ms
1718 Christian Hill Road
Franklin, NY
Constance George
244 Fifth Avenue #200
New York, New York
Sara Schultz
65 Hunt Club Circle
East Amherst, New York
Jeremy Manasia
400 w43 street
New York, NY
Cherry Rahn
16 Jay St
Geneva, NY
Katherine Denison
289 Rich's Dugway Road
Rochester, NY
Erika Davis
337 Gulf rd
Frankfort, Ny
Meredith Bocek
75 Glann Road
Apalachin, N.Y.
Thomas Lindsey
1347 State Highway 7
Elizabeth Pattengill
9 Hoffman Rd
New Hartford, New York
Martha Davis Ms
310 Lafayette Ave
Geneva, NY
Francisco Figueirido Dr
116 Pinehurst Ave
New York, NY
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101 Lafayette Avenue Apt PHC
Brooklyn 11217, NY
Robin Schmidt
414 W. 120 St.
New York, NY
3162 29TH ST
Martha Bremer
498 County Highway 5
Otego, New York
John Tavares Mr.
2192 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, New York
Charles Bremer
498 Co. Hwy. 5
Otego, NY
Debra Flood
9693 Crystal Beach Road
Hammondsport, NY
Brett Flood
9693 Crystal Beach Rd
Hammondsport, NY
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175 west 93 street
new york, new york
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141 East 89th St. 3D
New York, NY
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188 Benjamin Hill Road
Newfield, NY
Eric Bare Esq.
1010 Powderhouse Rd.
Vestal, NY
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5801 Smith Road
Canandaigua, NY
Brian Foley
476 Co. Hwy. 5
Otego, NY
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6927 valley view rd.
Clinton, NY
Ann Genzale
516 plaza drive
Vestal, New York
Patrice VanSlyke
318 Farnham Road
Windsor, NY
John Williams
Aceditation director
6478cleary road
Livonia, SUNY Geneseo
Terezka Korinek
378 Thomas Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Yasha Hartberg B.S., M.S.
86 Mitchell Ave Apt 2
Binghamton, NY - New York
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po box 47
franklin, new york
Esther Lerman
17 W Main St
Bainbridge, NY
Brian Brown
2831 LaFayette Road
LaFayette, NY
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441 Brown Road
Berkshire, New York
AR Leimanis
67 Corning Hill Road
Glenmont, New York
Inese Leimanis
LaFayette Road
LaFayette, New York
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LaFayette Road
LaFayette, NY
Eric Newman
11 Stone Cut Off Road
Wendell, Massachusetts
Daniel Levin
50 Gordon st #2
Allston, MA
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106 Queen St.
Ithaca, New York
scott lesch
75 Liberty Hwy
Windsor, New York
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719 Chenango St.
Binghamton, NY