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August 2nd, 2011

VELCO Team Swamps Derby Planning Commission

August 2, 2011

DERBY- The controversy continues in Derby over a proposed telecommunications tower, for a second time in front of the Derby Planning Commission.

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July 27th

VEC Upgrade Passes With High Turnout

July 27, 2011

JOHNSON, VT– Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members gave the okay by a wide margin Tuesday to partner with Green Mountain Power in upgrading the transmission line from Lowell to Jay, which will also be used by GMP for the Kingdom Wind Project.
The highly controversial vote, which was widely publicized, resulted in a voter turnout of about 20 percent. Typical votes result in about 8 percent of the membership voting.

Olga Hallowell

July 27, 2011

July 26th

Derby Residents Object to “Rushing” VELCO Decision

July 26, 2011

DERBY – Derby town officials heard more controversy Monday evening over a telecommunications tower proposed by the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO).
Derby residents Sharon and Mark Tarbox, who live near Derby’s antenna farm at 3557 Nelson Hill Road, expressed concerns about possible health effects from the large tower VELCO wants to install. VELCO officials say the tower will emit a very low amount of emissions, but some residents are concerned over the cumulative emissions from VELCO and other towers as well as from undetermined transmitters that would be put on the tower in the future.

VEC Upgrade Passes

July 26, 2011

VEC Transmission Upgraded PASSES with 5,340 votes to 1,379 votes.
Hydro Quebec approval to purchase power passes 5,970 to 700.
Bylaw Amendment to allow payback to customers of equity passes 5,572 to 991.
Carol Maroney wins VEC board seat.
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Orleans Country Club Hosts Ladies Summer Medley

July 26, 2011

Shooting a score of 76 were the teams of Marcy Mastin and Kim Haley of Orleans Country Club and Barb Shiffler and Carla Desnoyers of Williston and Champlain. Horace Archer, PGA pro on Thursday, July 21st at Orleans Country Club, declared the two teams co-winners of the tournament. The event was the Ladies Invitational Summer Medley, which attracted golfers from this area and other parts of Vermont. The format consisted of six holes each of Best Ball, Scramble, and Scotch Ball. Net winners were Irene Farrar and Judy Martel of Orleans coming in with a 60.

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