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Bury the Northern Pass

March 15, 2011

A couple of people recently asked me why I haven’t blogged about the uber-controversial Northern Pass. 

Although I’m an outspoken individual, I’ve tried to keep the focus of this blog on Waterville Valley-related activities, events and people.  I save “off-topic” conversations for the lunch table, my personal Facebook page and dinner parties!

But, I’m going to break my politically-neutral rule in the case of the Northern Pass.  The proposed Northern Pass is an abomination that will scar New Hampshire’s beautiful landscape.

The Northern Pass is a 140-mile corridor of 135-foot high-voltage transmission towers that will bring hydro power from Quebec to southern New England.  The massive power line will cut a swath through New Hampshire that will far surpass the size of any existing power corridor in the state.

Since the $1.1 billion project was announced in October, 2010, New Hampshire residents, town officials and environmental groups have rallied to oppose it.

I urge everyone who loves New Hampshire – whether you live here, vacation here, or visit here – to read up on the Northern Pass.  If you agree that we should stop the Northern Pass (and for the life of me I can’t imagine why anyone could support it), then show your opposition by attending one of the following public “scoping” meetings:

FRANKLIN  Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, TONIGHT! Tuesday March 15, 6-9pm
LINCOLN  The Mountain Club on Loon, Hancock Room, 90 Loon Mountain Road, Wednesday March 16, 6-9pm
WHITEFIELD  Mountain View Grand Hotel & Resort, Presidential Room. 101 Mountain View Road, Thursday March 17, 6-9pm
PLYMOUTH   Plymouth State University, Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts – 114 Main St., Friday March 18, 6-9pm
COLEBROOK  Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street, Saturday March 19, 1-4pm
HAVERHILL  Haverhill Cooperative Middle School – 175 Morrill Drive – Sunday March 20, 1- 4 pm

Learn more about the Northern Pass online at:

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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