Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wind plan language wrestled to a draft

Saint Albans Messenger; September 22, 2016 Planning Commission split as public hearing nears By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Swanton Planning Commission’s Wednesday evening meeting was a verbal game of baseball, with the board unofficially split into … Continue reading

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Belisle’s wind project not the boon it’s portrayed to be

Saint Albans Messenger; September 21, 2016 I read with some weariness the letter by Swanton resident Chris Maynard wherein he mentions the altruistic Belisle family, who claim to be taking steps to forestall global warming. I believe that Mr. Maynard … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind Project application out in open

Saint Albans Messenger; September 21, 2016 Public vote down the road for selectboard By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Swanton Wind Project’s Public Service Board application was on the table, literally, at Tuesday night’s town selectboard meeting. … Continue reading

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I have a different take on what ‘freedom and unity’ mean

Saint Albans Messenger; August 15, 2016 After reading Chris Maynard’s letter to the editor noting that the Swanton Wind project embraces the Vermont motto “freedom and unity”, I felt I must respond. Unfortunately this project accomplishes neither of these two … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind embraces Vt. state logo: Freedom, unity

Saint Albans Messenger; August 13, 2016 Ihave lived in Vermont for the better part of 30 years. My family and I moved into our present home in the Rocky Ridge neighborhood, in Swanton, in 2011. We had our home built … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind’s buy-out idea is just a public relations ploy

Saint Albans Messenger; August 12, 2016 Swanton Wind stated at their press conference on Thursday, September 8th that they were filing their petition for a Certificate of Public Good for their Industrial Wind Project. They also announced that they are … Continue reading

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Letters Intimidation? That’s exactly what anti-wind people face

Saint Albans Messenger; August 9, 2016 Bullying is that feeling of intimidation where if you don’t toe the line, something bad might happen to you or someone else. Is accusing someone of doing something with no proof slander or lying? … Continue reading

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