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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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Helen Cotton
317 Savage Farm Drive
Ithaca, ny,14850, New York
Charlotte Schotanus
369 Port Road
Binghamton, New York
Carol Manuel
Resident of NY
95 Ridgemont Drive
Rochester, NY
Alexza DeCroix
306 Marbleridge Rd
Richmond, VA
Paula Kilbourn
Cream Ridge Rd
Farmersville Station, New York
Ann van der Meulen
Washington St
Geneva, NY
lizzard field
271 owego street
montour falls, nyl
Bridget Traver
163 Brown Rd.
Kirkwood, N.Y.
Claire Sullivan Esq
110 Yulan Barryville
Barryville, NY
Esther Haney
9 Kimberly Drive
Dryden, New York
Shelley Lewis-Stanley
37 Court Street
Binghamton, NY
Donna Warner
12 Standish Drive
Apalachin, NY
Bonnie Leigh
councilmen town of Allen
9399 West Hill Road
Fillmore, NY
Clare Pelkey Sister
712 NY Route 79
Windsor, New York
Stacy Robinson
1723 Forest Hill Rd.
Apalachin, NY
Robert Snyder
739 County Highway 44
o, NY
Carolyn Clark Pierson
5262 County Highway 14
Treadwell, NY
jordan finkelstein
71 leroy st
binghamton, new york
Colleen Blacklock
46 Morgan Ave
Oneonta, NY
Robert Gosselink
600 Dodge Lodge Rd
Warnerville, N.Y.
Chantelle Daniel
418 chestnut
Ithaca, Ny
Ronald Lytel
Founder and Principal
87 Pioneer St.
Cooperstown, NY
Yvonne Fisher
107 Cascadilla Street
Ithaca, New York
Debra Logrono
Wren st Johnson City, NY 13790
Johnson City, NY
Ronald Cej
Case Dr
Vestal, NY
Mary Lupo
Endwell, New York
Rijo Roy
7835 266th Street
Floral Park, New York
Samantha Gibson
5997 Springwater Road
Dansville, NY
Nathaniel Posner
1432 County Highway 8
Otego, NY
Linnea Hartmark
3571 Lydius Street
Schenectady, NY
Vicki Fox
67 Wodenethe Dr
Beacon, NY
Lynn Leindecker
16 Brook Ave.
Binghamton, NY
Julia Petersen
85 Silver Colt Rd
Cutchogue, NY
Shu-Min Tung-Kaldis
Ann Kozak
372 W. Front St.
Hancock, NY
Barbara Spring
613 Torrance Ave
Vestal, NY
Eric Hollman
736 New Paltz Rd.
Highland, NY
Robert Dannecker
12 Sunnyside Drive
Owego, NY
Suzanne Geoghegan
4641 Vestal Pkwy. E.
Vestal, NY
Daniele Datta
2054 Owego Rd
Vestal, NY
Clare Chollet
722 Latta Brook Rd.
Elmira, New York
ava Fedorov
19 Hope Street #6
Brooklyn, New York
Sheila Long
701 New York Rte 79
Windsor, NY
Trellan Smith and Daniel Taylor
450 Basswood Road
Oxford, NY
Patricia Vendryes
173 Main St Apt 1
Groton, New York
antoinette jafri
61 kneeland ave
binghamton, new york
Kathleen Woodcock
167 Crescent Pl
Ithaca, NY
Elizabeth Mirarchi
4020 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY
richard ross
56 waterburg road
trumansburg, ny
Vincenzo Verrelli
Hinsdale Avenue
Floral Park, NY
BethAnn Lubert
217 Myrtle Ave
Johnson City, NY
Stuart Slutzman
2165 Jones Hollow Road
Margaretville, NY
Peter Burgevin
5585 Searsburg Rd.
Trumansburg, NY
Michael Walchko
244 Quarry St.
Cobleskill, NY
Bridget Reynolds
6936 Twin Valley Terrace
Almond, NY
Holly Anderson
2618 New Road
Bovina Center, NY
Vi Ransel Ms.
38 Broad St
Hamilton, NY
Coby Schultz BSN, RN
8497 Hudson Road
Wayland, New York
Casey Monahan CASAC
4470 State Route 41
McGraw, NY
Christine Peterson
382 Van Dorn Rd S
Ithaca, NY
Nannette Roe
1679 Colesville Road
Harpursville, NY
Calvin Hite
1567 State Hwy 26
South Otselic, New York
Gaby Hoffmann
200 park ave south
New York , NY
Judith Madey
880 Snydertown Rd
Craryville, , NY
Shirley Rice Mrs.
3467 South Hill Road
Burdett, NY
Aneesa Thomas
37 College Street
Binghamton, NY
Roberta Sibley
2 Dove Drive
Ithaca, NY
Liz Field
Ithaca, NY
Lazarus Boutis
122 Old Briarcliff Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Linda Croson
811 Cortelyou Road #3L
Brooklyn, New York
E Callahan
Briar Creek RD
Otego, NY
Kathleen Dickerson
32 Oak Streeet
Johnson City, NY
Patti Duquette
PO Box 256
Bath, NY
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21 grippen hill road
vestal, ny
Corey Shaw
4791 State Route 158
New Wilmington, PA
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8202 Route 96
Interlaken, NY
JF Godet-Calogeras
3629 Five Mile Road
Allegany, NY
Penny J. Beebe
P.O. Box 102
Freeville, New York
Bill Hamm
8 Wellsley Drive
Dryden, New York
Carol Slavetskas
17 Rossmore Pl
Binghamton, New York
Bridget MacRae
164 Evans Rd. Ext.
Tully, NY
kate miller-corcoran
11 Stanford Pl
Binghamton, New York
Stacey Coleman
7700 McCormick Road
Hamilton, NY
M. Susan Lewis
226 Hines Road
Newfield, NY
Jeffrey Dembowski
335 State Street
Albany, NY
Elizabeth Petersen
85 Silver Colt Road
Cutchogue, NY
Kris Pixton
312 Bradley Corners Rd
Madison, Connecticut
traey belfatto
p.o. box 167
trout creek, ny
David Gower
279 Nye Rd.
Cortland, NY
Carole Daugherty
106 Pleasant Valley Rd
Groton, NY
Joel Gagnon
2353 Spencer Road
West Danby, New York
james cella DDS
24061 depew avenue
douglaston, new york
Joel Wysong
2675 Agard Road
Trumansburg, New York
Virginia Rasmussen
Trustee, Village of Alfred
50 West University St.
Alfred, NY
Sharon Lawless
1578 Houghtaling Hollow Road
East Meredith, NY
Mike Swensen
149 Frissell Rd
Jamestown, New York
Tim Koegel
POB 1162
Alfred, NY
Susan Fowler
6187 McHenry Valley Rd
Almond, NY
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8450 Gallagher Rd
Hammondsport, NY
Ronald Bjick
35 Elmwood Drive
Apalachin, NY
David Gislason
540 Trumbull Corners Rd.
Newfield, NY
Thomas Gorman
476 Poplar Hill Road
Unadilla, NY
James Hull
1499 Mill Road
Binghamton, NY
roseanne demaria
1790 otisco valley road
marietta, ny
Melissa Williams
57 River Street
Sidney, NY
Mary Heaton
6 Northrup Ave.
Norwich, NY
thomas davis
middle class tax payer
7944 robinson hill road
madison, NY
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522 Main St., Apt 4
Franklin, NY
Laura Sheinkopf
Community Manager
59 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
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424 Prospect
Mary Hirshfeld
595 Hammond Hill Road
Brooktondale, NY
Gail Mott
57 S Main
Pittsford, NY
C. C. Wilhelm-Pierson
Professional Tutor
2 Main St.
Delhi, NY
Stuart Schreiber
400 Torrance Ave
Vestal, NY
Matthew Reiss
181 Wilbur hill road
Unadilla, NY
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620 June St.
Endicott, NY
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38 Ludlow st 14
Christine Hughes
155 Brown Road
Groton, NY
Kabir Leeuw
95 Ralph Avenue
White Plain, NY
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381 Park Place, 2
Brooklyn, NY
Saralinda Lobrose
122 E. Main St.
Plainfield, MA
Louise Wu
31 Ravenwood Ave
Rochester, NY
Cheryl Kindt
61 Prospect Avenue #4
Binghamton, NY
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9562 County Route 46
Arkport, NY
Megan Stewart Thorndike
107 conselyea st apt 3
brooklyn, ny
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228 Kimble Rd
Vestal, NY
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54 Clara Barton Street
Dansville, New York
Eugene Camp
3158 Westland Drive
Bouckville, New York
P Liem
2516 Saddlebrook Dr
Vestal, NY
Dorothy Pomponio
206 Elm Street
Groton, NY
Lucy Loewenstein
35 Bennett Ave
Binghamton, NY
caleb kime
9399 west hill road
fillmore, NY
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949 conklin rd.
`conklin, ny
Miriam Rice
4396 Krums Corners Road
Trumansburg, NY
Greg Wooster
C4132 VMC
Ithaca, NY
Laura Coxson
35 Mt Morris Park West #3B
New York City, New York
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169 west end ave.
binghamton, ny
Elizabeth Duhrb
213 Rano Blvd #4
Vestal, NY
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p.o. box 455
cherry valley, n.y.
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294 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
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900 Powderhouse Road
Binghamton, New York
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7 angelica st
almond, NY
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713 Oak Hill Rd.
Afton, NY
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5555 Downing Road
LaFayette, NY
Donald Corbacio
5555 Downing Road
LaFayette, NY
Larry Messner
3169 Bailey Rd
Bloomfield, New York
Kathleen O'Connor
71 Park St
Binghamton, Ny
Sarah Blue
3161 West Hill Road
Hamilton, NY
Nancy Petrie
8178 Number 4 Rd., W.
Manlius, NY
Wendy Scher
163 Church Hill Rd
Kingston, NY
Laird Petrie
8178 Number 4 Rd., W
Manlius, NY
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402 ruby ct
highland mills, ny
Mary Boite
5080 Purcell Rd.
Hemlock, NY
Timothy O'Hara
Founder, Owner, Director
4013 Franklin Place
Vestal, NY
Susan Titus
250 Culver Road
Ithaca, New York
John Hughes
3124 Wolf Creek Road
Cuba, New York
Ivan Mossop MBAtax, EA
PO Box 780621
Maspeth, NY
John Kanazawich
18 Park Terrace Place
Binghamton, NY
Jackie Corby
33-2 Bel Air Dr.
Binghamton, NY
Geoffrey Gould
500 Magnolia Dr.
Vestal, NY
Katrin Haiba
4015 7th Av
Brooklyn, NY
scott sears
355 pennsylvania ave.
trumansburg, ny
Ho-Ming Lee
16 Quarry Drive
Wappingers Falls, NY
Carol Sprouse RVT, RMA
1308 Glenwood Road
Vestal, NY
Samuel Cooper Dr.
110 Crestmont Rd.
Binghamton, NY
Diane Florini Ph.D.
1603 Slaterville Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Victor Elinoff MD
Binghamton, NY
Gene Binder
member steering committee
5900 Arlington Avenue
Bronx, New York
Ofra Hyman DSW, LCSW
12 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY
Cornelia Wathen
24 Woodland Road
Stone Ridge, NY
ALexander Lines
1183 wittenberg rd
mt. tremper, new york
Kristine Noonan RN
483 McKinley Parkway
Buffalo, NY
Robert Vititow OD
43 Davis St.
Binghamton, NY
Cheryl Botts
971 Comfort Rd.
Spencer, NY
Christine Brunner R.N.
2nd. Vice-President
174 Warner Rd.
Norwich, New York
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1061 State Rte 244. Apt. #6
Alfred Station, NY
Gay Nicholson PhD
109 S. Albany St., Suite 105
Ithaca, New York
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604 Grand Street, Apt. 2f
Brooklyn, NY
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1004 Highland Rd.
Ithaca, New York
Llucille Wigiin
80 Chestnut St
Oneonta, NY
Daniel Keough
Harold Carley PE
4758 Lambs Run Creek Rd
Dundee, NY
Harry Aceto
411 Willow Ave.
Ithaca, NY
Holly Adams M.Ed.
607 Stilson Road
Hunt, New York
Elizabeth Liccione
President of Right On Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc.
2538 Nunnery Rd.
Skaneateles, NY
Mike Pliss
104 Deerfield Pl
Ithaca, Ny
David Stout
354 Lakeside Rd
Angola, NY
Cynthia Estes-Smith
501 Enfield Center Road East
Ithaca, NY
Christopher Peltz
2150 Monroe Ave. - Upper
Rochester, NY
Lisa Morganstern-Perl MS
60 Millrock RD.
New Paltz, NY
Alex Lyakhov
104 Curtis Hall
Oneonta, NY
Frank Schambach PhD
713 Oak Hill Road
Afton, NY
Winthrop Wetherbee PhD
604 Highland Road
Ithaca, NY
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409 East Lincoln Street
Ithaca, New York
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718 Powhatan Ave.
Columbus, Ohio
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201 Walnut Street, Apt. No. 102
Corning, New York
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83 Cleveland Ave, 14063
Fredonia, NY
Carla Hall
1817 State Highway 51
Morris, NY
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Retired teacher
220 w98 st
New York , ny
Anna Nicholls
2398 Brookview Drive
Hamilton, NY
Cenie Cafarelli MD
192 greenvale Dr.
Rochester, NY
Scott Fisher
475 E Broad St Apt 10A
Rochester, NY
Helen Hamilton
1603 Slaterville Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Paul LeBlanc
221 Parkview Drive
Harpursville, New York
Laurie Edelman
255 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY
Genevieve DeClerck
713 W. Dryden Rd
Freeville, NY
Earl Stopfel
7296B State Hwy 37
Ogdensburg, New York
Suzanne Blackburn
9609 Riley Lane
Nunda, NY
Evan Remash
70 S 1st St.
Brooklyn , NY
Britney Davern
21 Mulberry Street
Binghamton, NY
Timothy Shaffer M.Photog.Cr.,CPP
279 Kahn Rd.
FT Pl., NY
April Gampp
249 Goundry Street
North Tonawanda, NY
Richard DePaolo
126 Northview Rd
Ithaca, NY
Andrew s
160 Midline Rd
Slaterville Springs, NY
Matthew Peterson
250 Culver Road
Ithaca, NY
Patricia Grossmann
Marie Arbucci
27 Gables Road
Hicksville, New York
Larry Snider
69 Burdette Drive
Cheektowaga, NY
pam wooster
9 townline road
ithaca, ny
Jessica Evett
P.O. Box 284
Etna, NY
kathy dickerson
32 oak street
johnson city, ny
Anne Steinle
50 Woodard Rd.
Newfield, Ny
michael tunick
41 Azalea Drive
Apalachin, NY
Kelly Serbonich
2808 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Sandra Klem Gustina
37 Glen Ave.
Corning, NY
Jeffrey Juran Mr.
2500 West Danby Road
Spencer, NY
Patricia Butler
3510 Cronk Road
Montour Falls, NY
Robert Schwab LCSW
90 Park Terrace East
New York, NY
Jerome Sirlin
1535 Taughannock Blvd
Ithaca, NY
Diane Hope Dr.
3871 Readburn Rd
Walton, NY
Jonathan Culler Ph.D.
909 Wyckoff Road,
Ithaca, NY
Leslie Allee PhD
14 Dug Rd.
Lansing, NY
Renee Baum
6 Elm Street PO Box 164
Brooktondale, NY
Thomas Fredericks
379 Elston Hill Rd
Van Etten, NY
Martha Allee
440 Savage Farm Dr.
Ithaca, NY
Jo Clayson
842 Phillip Road
Fort Plain, NY
Marianne Arcangeli
Concerned Citizen
4 Lake St.
Trumansburg, NY
Gary Bercow
963 Comfort Road
Spencer, NY
George Koury
8 Lower Sahler Mill Road
Olivebridge, New York
Robbee Fian L.Ac.
484 West 43rd Street,
Daniel Sternglass
403 Highgate Road
Ithaca, NY
Donna Dobbler
4417 Number Nine Road
Geneva, NY
Rudy Hunter
8 Lower Sahler Mill Road
Olivebridge, New York
Sheila Cohen Ed.D.
209 Groton Ave.
Cortland, NY
mel bloom
3542 Wyers Point Rd
Ovid, NY
Liz McGarrity
266 East Broadway, Apt. B801
New York, NYL
Julie Carpenter RN
192 Van Dorn Road South
Ithaca, NY
Lynne Thermann
P O Box 193, Red Hill Road
Claryville, New York
karen mckerlie
7425 kato lane
prattsburgh, ny
William Ouweleen
7123 vineyard road
conesus, new york
Susan Van Dolsen
29 Highland Rd.
Rye, NY
virginia marques
208 Duboise Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Paula Jacobs
Sr. Assoc. Director of Student & Career Services, premed advisor
230 Wildflower Dr. #4
Ithaca, NY
Melne Miller Thomas
112 Crystal Beach Blvd
Moriches, New York
Cynthia Heinze
138-01 64th Avenue
Flushing, NY
Karen Kaufmann MA, Esq.
110 Northway Rd.
Ithaca, NY
Katherine Johnson
PO Box 36
Lansing, NY
Patty Koltko
2790 North Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY
Joseph Holmgren
PO Box 36
Lansing, NY
Terry Mingle
17 Isabel Drive
Cortland, NY
Clyde Duane Zaloudek
431 E 12 St 1B
New York, New York
Jim Davis Rev.
Environmental Director
17 jonet Ln.
Bearsville, N.Y.
Francis LaLuna
405 East 63rd St. Apt. 2F
New York, NY
Rachel Lodder
1045 Trumbulls Corners Rd.
Newfield, NY
Pamela Goddard
605 West King Road
Ithaca, NY
Anna Sears
3021 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY
Mary Pat Brady
Assoc Prof
325 s geneva
Ithaca, Ny
Bernadette Evangelist
545 West End Avenue
New York, New York
John Bowers Ph.D.
1406 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, NY
Val & Elsie Cushing
1497 Water Wells Rd.
Alfred Station, NY
Stephen Fenning Terlitzky
484 W. 43 st
Paul Cash
4936 State Route 414
Burdett, New York
Philip Snyder
53 Myers Road
Lansing, NY
Lisa Ripperton
1705 Audubon Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Brian Mingle
17 Isabel Drive
Cortland, NY
Francis Walsh PhD
261 West 93 Street, Apt. 3
New York, NY