article in the Newark Post on Jan 16, 2020.
Josh Shannon | The state of Delaware has acquired 32 acres of land along New London Road, expanding White Clay Creek State Park and protecting the wooded land and meadows from development.
The $2.6 million purchase amounts to the largest land acquisition for WCCSP since 2003, Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens said.
“We’re thrilled because it’s a great wildlife corridor, and you have a big chunk of mature forest that we’re protecting,” Bivens said. [Full article . . .]
The State of Delaware with Senator Bryan Townsend (and/or Rep Osienski or NCC's Lisa Diller) as champion could have acquired 180 acres of prime habitat, open space and trail corridors in Ogletown-S. Newark for a little over what they just paid for 32 acres (1/6 the size) in the City of Newark. This purchase, and the thwarting of housing development on the Newark Country Club is what you can expect where privilege abounds. Not so in many, if not most other disenfranchised suburbs in New Castle County that include Townsend's Senate Dist 11.
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Not only is Mr Townsend one of the worst environmental enemies (as chronicled on this page -- see our "Top Articles" series in the right column) to serve office in any State, he also has zero interest in quality of life and green transportation that includes walking and biking. His district IS entropy made visible, with infrastructure at least as bad or worse than most 3rd world countries.
Here are a few local examples, found just in Ogletown:
|"Pathway" connecting Cherokee Woods with Our Redeemer Church/Chestnut Hill Estates.|
|"Bike Path" along Route 4, in front of the Christina Early Education Center. Zero maintenance or repair.|
|"Curb ramp" and pathway between Ogletown Rd and Route 4 at D&H Jamaican. Not only is this not ADA-compliant, it has never been maintained in any way, much less rehabbed or resurfaced.|
|Also along the pathway connection above; a major tripping hazard, the result of settling concrete slabs and zero maintenance or repair.|
Death trap: Posted speed limit of 50
mph (55-60 prevailing) in front of
Ogletown area schools.
Despite being one of the most, if not the most disenfranchised regions of the State, these legislators go on enjoying broad support among their constituents, easily defeating their challengers in each election cycle.