Seemed like a good idea.
After a few fits and starts, I have now completed four assignments for two different newspapers and with some local controversies flaring up (a major one surrounding natural gas, so pardon the flare pun), it's likely others may follow.
Here's two of the stories:
DEC says EIS is inadequate
Emergency plans? Not yet
The pay is extraordinary. As in extraordinarily low, compared to California rates. But as a way to get to know the communities here better, you can't have more entree than to show up with a reporter's notebook in hand and a camera.
|Shockingly high water|
And it's fun to go chasing around with the camera.
Today, as a major flood watch looms over the entire Central New York area, I went out and shot a few photos at a local marina, where Seneca Lake water levels are already reaching historic highs. For unexplained reasons, the people in charge of the lake level aren't letting much water out...
With 2 inches of rain predicted for this afternoon, comparison shots tomorrow morning of the ones taken today are in order.
|In big waves, the gasoline pumps are swamped|