Monthly Archives: August 2016

Wind issue could be factor in Vermont governor’s race

Saint Albans Messenger; August 15, 2016 By MIKE POLHAMUS VTDigger.org staff The siting of wind turbines, a divisive topic in some parts of the state, is expected to be an issue that energizes voters in the general election. The issue … Continue reading

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Admitting violation, commission offers ‘cure’

Saint Albans Messenger; August 15, 2016 Email deliberations broke open meeting law By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The planning commission has agreed on provisions to “cure” its violations of Open Meeting Law. The town’s attorney, Ed Adrian, … Continue reading

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Commission to start energy plan anew

Saint Albans Messenger; August 11, 2016 ‘Cure’ for alleged Open Meeting violations forthcoming By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Planning Commission finalized their written response to allegations that private communications between commissioners violated Vermont’s Open Meeting Law … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind bodes ill

Saint Albans Messenger; Saturday 8/6 If Swanton Wind is allowed to be built on Rocky Ridge in Swanton, then there is no hill, ridgeline or mountain top in Vermont that will be off limits to industrial wind turbines. Seven 500 … Continue reading

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Wind noise rule shows PSB not responsive to public

Saint Albans Messenger; August 3, 2016 The Public Service Board, which should have the word “Public” removed from it, came out a week ago with their new temporary standards on industrial wind turbine noise standards. Shocked, I guess I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Planning Commission deliberates privately

Saint Albans Messenger; July 28, 2016 by TOM BENTON, St. Albans Messenger; Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Swanton Planning Commission takes their new vow of transparency seriously. That was about all they offered the public at a special meeting … Continue reading

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Marianna Gamache falsely accused by Mr. Consejo

Saint Albans Messenger; July 27, 2016 In the Monday, July 25 Messenger, Michael Consejo states that Marianna Gamache violated the Open Meeting law in working with the Swanton town Planning Commission. I was at the meeting where the alleged violation … Continue reading

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