Ithaca, N.Y. — Ten people, including two from Tompkins County, were arrested in the ongoing protests at the gates of the Crestwood natural gas facility in acts of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

One of those arrested — Jim Connor, of Schuyler County — is 83 years old.

The total number of arrests since demonstrations began this fall is now 210, according to We Are Seneca Lake, the group mobilizing opposition to the expansion of the natural gas facility.

The list of those who were arrested:

— Daryl Anderson, 61, Hector, Schuyler County

— Edgar Brown, 60, Naples, Ontario County

— Jim Connor, 83, Mecklenburg, Schuyler County

— Doug Couchon, 64, Elmira, Chemung County

— John Dennis, 64, Lansing, Tompkins County

— Marty Dodge, 72, Canandaigua, Ontario County

— Peter Drobney, Corning, Steuben County

– Sharon Kahkonen, 65, Mecklenburg, Schuyler County

— Peter Tringali, 62, Ithaca, Tompkins County

— Dwain Wilder, 75, Rochester, Monroe County

Photos courtesy of We Are Seneca Lake

From the protesters:

“The protesters began blockading at 9:45 a.m. and blocked the main entrance to Crestwood in below-freezing temperatures, preventing one truck from from entering the facility and two trucks from leaving. Supporters shoveled snow along the side of the road to ensure safety.  

At 10:30 a.m., all ten were arrested by Schuyler County deputies and transported to the sheriff’s office where they were charged with trespassing and released.”


Previous Ithaca Voice coverage of Crestwood


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.