Pool, Big Brothers-Big Sisters benefit from pipeline grants
BY STACI WILSON
Youth activities in the area received a boost last week as Constitution Pipeline representatives Cindy Ivey and Joel Henriquez were on hand to present checks to the recipients of its inaugural grant awards.
In Susquehanna County, New Milford received a $25,000 grant to make repairs to the town’s public pool.
And Big Brothers/Big Sisters received a $10,000 grant to aid in the youth mentor program activities.
BB/BS director Cindy Beeman said the funds would be used to facilitate field trips to area colleges, including the Lackawanna College campus in New Milford.
“With giving dollars in short supple, we would not be able to go on these field trips without this grant money,” Beeman said.
New Milford is looking to install a lift system for the pool – a requirement to open it to the public this summer.
The proposed Constitution Pipeline is a combined effort between Williams, Cabot Oil & Gas and Piedmont Natural Gas to develop a major transmission line starting in Susquehanna County and taking natural gas to the northeastern markets.
Just over 23 miles of the proposed 120-mile line is located in Susquehanna County. Updated maps outline the proposed
route from the Dimock/Brooklyn area through Harford, New Milford, Jackson, Oakland and Harmony townships.
Constitution Pipeline has set up the Community Grant program to benefit projects in communities where the pipeline is located.
A new round of grant applications is being accepted until March 15. Grant recipients will be announced in June. For more information about the grant program visit, www.constitutionpipeline.com