company that operates Vermont’s
electric grid wants to use a mountaintop in Rutland County as part of a statewide communications network. Landowners, however, are resisting the plan, so the Vermont Electric Power Company now
wants a condemnation order that would allow it to build the project over their
remote mountaintop in southwest Vermont is the center of a fight between a pair of immigrant artists
and Vermont’s electric transmission utility. The Vermont Electric Power Company wants to build an
80-foot radio tower on the site as part of a statewide communications network.
But the artists say that the tower will ruin their plans for an art school on
Operators of the state’s electric transmission grid say Vermont is well positioned to take advantage of massive energy projects beyond its borders. But the Vermont Electric Power Company says new transmission lines may be needed.
The Southern Loop/Coolidge Connector would run
51 miles, parallel to an existing transmission line between Vernon and Cavendish. The $300 million
project is supported by Central Vermont Public Service and by VELCO, the
company that owns and maintains Vermont’s electric transmission
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Volunteers conducting water
quality tests around Vermont are finding high levels of bacteria in several
prices and rainy weather appear to be taking a bite out tourism in Northern New England.
Police say a utility substation in Charlotte has been hit by burglars looking
for copper wire for the third time since May 27…
A former senior
official with the Public Service Board has been barred from appearing before that
panel on behalf of her new employer, a power transmission company. In its
decision the board cited an ethics policy designed to prevent conflicts of