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Richard Gere Angers Neighbors

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues,

Richard Gere faces a fine of up to $50,000 for cutting down trees on his property.

The Amelia actor failed to seek the appropriate permission before having around 200 trees removed from the grounds of his estate in Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, in a move which has perplexed local residents.

“This is a town where money isn’t an issue. What matters are good manners and caring about the community. People have been supportive of him, but I’m not sure what he was thinking,” one neighbor said.

“The feeling is that he acted a bit precipitously in clearing the trees. People are somewhat disappointed that he didn’t follow procedure,” another told the New York Post. “Rather than seeking the proper channels and permits, he hired someone to cut them down. He’s generally a good neighbor. It was out of character.”

Richard and wife Carey Lowell reportedly wanted the trees cleared to create a paddock for their horses, but could be fined $250 for each one chopped down without a permit. The actor has claimed he only cut down around 150 trees and is believed to be in negotiations with town officials to replant a number of them.

Read More | New York Post

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Earth Day is Coming, Plant a Tree

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Science,

Earth Day logoEvery year we like to nag

remind you to do your bit for Earth Day, and this year is no exception. Next Wednesday, April 22, plant a tree, volunteer to work for your city or send an Earth Day E-card. Check out the Facebook application Every Day is Earth Day to find how you can decease your carbon footprint. The goal is to offset 100,000 lbs. of CO2. Finally, you can get a free download of Grist’s Wake Up and Smell the Planet before Earth Day.

Read More | Live Earth

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