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Malta goes too far, too fast for GloFo

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Most people can probably understand the sentiment governing the Malta Town Board’s surprise decision Wednesday to let GlobalFoundries work ‘round the clock, 24/7, assuming it proceeds with tentative plans to build a second computer chip plant at Luther Forest. Many probably concur with the idea of letting the company go full steam ahead so as to get the noisy, dirty exterior construction phase over with as quickly as possible. But the Town Board, which just ...

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July 7, 2013
4:55 a.m.

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Where I grew up, in our back yard there was about 100 feet of land then there were several sets of railroad tracks with trains going day and night, seven days a week. On they other side of the tracks was the main GE plant. When I visited my friend in Woodhaven, Queens, NY he live near the L trains. There was a lot of noise and ground rumbling at both places. I didn't notice it after a short time, you got use to it. Go in a room where they are cooking something it smells. You get use to it and don't even notice it. But, someone new said "what's that smell ? Or what that noise? Again your answer is I didn't even notice it.
Many of the people who live in Luther forest and the surrounding areas probably had similar experiences. Then there are the few who complain no matter what. If you don't like the way the town board makes there decisions, get up there and run for an office or better yet give some of your free time to the community.

In the 50's and 60's there was a test site where GlobalFoundries is now. They tested jet engins for the General Electric. The noise and the ground would shake. It's call progress.

The town should be happy with all the things GlobalFoundries has do to improve our town. The "demands" they want now (some of the board members) are a little to much. They should not have to pay for everything to improve the roads etc.

The work they created and the money that is going into our community and surrounding areas, speak for themself.

As always;

Joseph DiDonna Sr.