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UTG Wind Energy Meeting: Board to Send Survey to Landowners

November 12, 2013

BRIGHTON — At a meeting Monday of the board of governors for the Unified Towns and Gores of Essex County (UTG), very few residents and landowners of the UTG were actually in attendance, though the gymnasium at the town hall in Brighton was crowded. What easily could have turned into a mob scene given the hot topic of wind power on the meeting agenda, behavior of the attendees may have been tempered by the visible presence of four armed officers including Essex County Sheriff Trevor Colby, two of his deputies and Brighton PD Chief Jeff Noyes.

Do wind turbines harm property values?

November 12, 2013

LOWELL - A Lowell resident says his property has lost value because of its proximity to the wind turbine development on the ridgeline near his house. Kevin McGrath owns a home within a half of a mile of Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Kingdom Community Wind development on Lowell Mountain. McGrath’s property is one of the closest to the turbines. He had just finished building his home and making his property just as he had always wanted when the turbine project began. He works out of the area and when he returns he is often disturbed by the noise, he said.

‘I Heart Newport’ Creator Speaks Out

November 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - “I don’t think an outsider just lands here, I think we’re chosen to be here,” Beth Barnes told the Newport Rotary Club Tuesday. “I think we all have something to bring to this community.”
The original purpose of the Facebook page was so Barnes’ friends and family around the world could keep track of her. Her page soon became well known. As of Tuesday, it had 134 followers. Barnes started making posts about things other sources were not reporting or discussing.

Please see the Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.


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