10 protesters arrested at Crestwood gates

By Jeff Stein, Ithaca Voice

Ithaca, N.Y. — Ten people, including two from Tompkins County, were arrested in the ongoing protests at the gates of the Crestwood natural gas facility in acts of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

One of those arrested — Jim Connor, of Schuyler County — is 83 years old.

The total number of arrests since demonstrations began this fall is now 210, according to We Are Seneca Lake, the group mobilizing opposition to the expansion of the natural gas facility.

The list of those who were arrested:

— Daryl Anderson, 61, Hector, Schuyler County

— Edgar Brown, 60, Naples, Ontario County

— Jim Connor, 83, Mecklenburg, Schuyler County

— Doug Couchon, 64, Elmira, Chemung County

— John Dennis, 64, Lansing, Tompkins County

— Marty Dodge, 72, Canandaigua, Ontario County

— Peter Drobney, Corning, Steuben County

– Sharon Kahkonen, 65, Mecklenburg, Schuyler County

— Peter Tringali, 62, Ithaca, Tompkins County

— Dwain Wilder, 75, Rochester, Monroe County

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Photos courtesy of We Are Seneca Lake

From the protesters:

“The protesters began blockading at 9:45 a.m. and blocked the main entrance to Crestwood in below-freezing temperatures, preventing one truck from from entering the facility and two trucks from leaving. Supporters shoveled snow along the side of the road to ensure safety.

At 10:30 a.m., all ten were arrested by Schuyler County deputies and transported to the sheriff’s office where they were charged with trespassing and released.”

Previous Ithaca Voice coverage of Crestwood

Schuyler County sheriff says Crestwood protests are straining law enforcement – “When we have to deal with this every day we are putting our citizens at risk for a real emergency.” Ithaca Voice

4 more from Tompkins County arrested at Crestwood gates – Four more people from Tompkins County — and nine in total — were arrested protesting at the gates of the Crestwood gas facility on Thursday. Ithaca Voice

5 from Tompkins, including 90-year-old woman, arrested at Seneca gas protest – Five people from Tompkins County, including a 90-year-old woman, were arrested Monday for their role in a protest of a new gas storage facility near Seneca Lake. Ithaca Voice

Hundreds descend on Schuyler court as Cornell prof, other protesters face charges – Hundreds of people filled the parking lot of Reading Town Court in Schuyler County Wednesday night for the arraignments of 10 protesters.

Drummer for Ithaca’s Sim Redmond Band among 9 arrested at Crestwood gates – A drummer in the Sim Redmond Band was among 9 people arrested Wednesday at the ongoing protests of the Crestwood expansion. Ithaca Voice

Ithaca College student, 19, among 10 arrested at Seneca Lake gas protest – An Ithaca College student was among 10 people arrested for protesting a proposed gas storage facility on the shore of Seneca Lake on Monday. Ithaca Voice.

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