Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tomorrow: "When Home Becomes a Gasfield: A Conversation with Bradford County Landowner Ruth Tonachel"

Ruth, a 6th generation resident of Towanda, will talk about the ways in which the arrival of the shale gas extraction industry in Bradford County has changed daily life for her family and neighbors and about how it has affected their sense of place. Ruth will share both stories and photos, including images of her farm which has been in her family since 1790. Of special interest is the fact that Ruth co-owns and manages one of the largest remaining tracts of unleased land in Bradford County.

Find out what has influenced her decision not to lease and what might change it in the future. Ruth also manages several rental properties and will touch on the issue of skyrocketing rents in Bradford County. After the presentation, there will be ample time for questions and conversation with Ruth.

Where: Danby Town Hall,  1830 Danby Rd.
When: Friday, October 21, 7-9pm
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Danby Gas Drilling Task Force.

For more information about the Task Force, please contact Jennifer Tiffany (, Kathy Halton (607-273-0533 or, or Candace Collmer (607-257-5737).

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