I won't be attending this year -- I refuse to give my support to a town and event that is so easily bought by a corporation with ruinous plans, not only for my area -- but their own backyard as well! If you feel the same way, be sure to let the town of Brunswick know how you feel.
PATH has been quite busy "donating" to the communities it's about to devastate -- to the tune of $53,054 in 2009. Reminds me of a praying mantis, where the female eats the male's head after mating. I have heard many tales of organizations that were approached by PATH as donation targets who turned the money down or gave it back when they realized whose name was on the check. In fact, one tale included a quote from the Allegheny employee being handed back a check from PATH as saying, "We can't give this money away!" Indeed. Who wants any of your dirty money?
Oh, wait, that's really MY dirty money -- because these donations come from electric ratepayers and are used as a deduction to PATH's income (which comes entirely from the ratepayers) for tax purposes. Who pays PATH's taxes? You do and I do. It's all part of that great cost recovery set-up they were granted by FERC.
Just say NO to Brunswick Railroad Days this year.