Thursday, May 18, 2006

New to the Blogosphere: "Our West End Neighborhood"

When you get a chance, check out the new blog in town, "Our West End Neighborhood." Although its focus is Allentown's West End Theatre District, blogger Damien Brown has a great post about Lehigh Valley Beyond Oil. This is a grassroots community group whose Herulean task is to persuade our regional planning commission to endorse light rail instead of widening every highway it sees. Lehigh Valley Beyond Oil has been getting advice from an unusual alternative energy advocate - Northampton County Executive John Stoffa. When he ran for exec, Stoffa warned we need to look for alternative energy sources. Most politicians forget promises once they're elected. But not so with Stoffa, who quietly met with a group that just might get something done.

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