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The Official Reason For Nixing FASTC Is Finally Published...
Assessment states why
FASTC site dismissed
RUTHSBURG, Md. — The long-anticipated draft environmental assessment of the plan to locate a Foreign Affairs Security Training Center on 2,000 acres in Queen Anne’s County confirms not only what opponents feared, but why it was abandoned by federal officials.
The precisely detailed assessment states that the facility would be noisy beyond acceptable standards, disruptive of the environment and of surrounding neighborhoods and residences, a dangerous nuisance on the roads leading to it, a threat to the Delmarva fox squirrel and a toxic imposition on activities at Tuckahoe State Park.
State Department nixes
foreign affairs facility on Eastern Shore
FASTC PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT read official announcement
Proposed State Dept. training center
MAP SOURCE: | The Washington Post - February 23, 2010
You’ve probably read about the 2,000 acres that the Federal Government is proposing to purchase near Centreville for a “hard skills training facility”. But is it a hard skills facility after all? What exactly defines "hard skills"? There is a lot of information on this subject.
This will have a major impact and influence on our entire county. Come to the meetings and hear for yourself. You can also keep close tabs on this issue through this site and the Citizens for Greater Centreville site (http://cgc.centreville-md.net/).
4/2/2010 - The news and opinions are coming in faster than I can keep up, so please check back often.
Postcard from Ruthsburg read more
QA's Residents Witness Blasts At FASTC Demo read more
Let's get the FASTC facts on the table read more
Comparable training centers fail to sway Ruthsburg facility's opponents read more
Official FASTC Site http://www.state.gov/recovery/fastc/
Locals fight fed center proposed for 'premium' Eastern Shore farmland read more
Group organizes for FASTC support read more
Proponents say fed center
could be boon
Metrinko: Local businesses threatened with boycott over FASTC support read more
Survey finds majority of QA residents favor FASTC read more
Expert says FASTC poll
Georgia federal training
center said to benefit community
Talbot, Caroline looking for alternative sites for FASTC read more
QA residents clash at FASTC forum read more
Federal FASTC forum draws 100s read more
U.S. State Department training site draws concerns read more
Download The Hunt Ray Farm Sale Brochure(1.9 MB) - Click Here
Residents see new FASTC info, voice concerns read more...
Check out This
Video, and the Letter to The Commissioners/ Editor from Susan Hale,
Past President of the Bay Area Association of Realtors... And a Rebuttal.
Some in Md. town call anti-terrorism training plan a dud read more...
Kratovil has questions, GSA has answers. read more...
Bill Evans Guest Comment... read more...
Letter: It seems to be "business as usual" at Business Queen Anne's... read more
More Letters to the Editorcan be found here
January 29, 2010 -
Received this today from a KIDL web site visitor...
Jan 30, 2010 - A Queenstown resident sends us an email full of useful links and information, Click Here.
(you must join the group to see the content. If anyone is denied
membership please send
an email to the KIDL Web Guy right away. )
RFP that discloses the types of activities to be conducted there (and an email that questions the posted information, and the reply) . read more...
Commission gets earful
about fed training site
GSA bows to Mikulski's
Group asks for QA training
Below are two more links to items that you should be sure to read. The first is an article from the Star Democrat about a citizens meeting on this subject. Below that is the RFP that discloses the types of activities to be conducted there.
Citizens ready to fight State Dept. training center in QA
100 people came to a Dec. 17 meeting at the Ruthsburg Community Center
to express their views and ask questions about the Foreign Affairs Security
Training Center being considered for the Hunt Ray Farm property.
RFP that discloses the types of activities to be conducted there (and an email that questions the posted information) . read more...
to check out the FASTC Letters Section