The Agency of Natural Resources extended the deadline for conservation easements for the Lowell wind project, more Vermont towns considered increasing veterans’ tax credits, voters approved keeping the Woodbury elementary school open and using smart grid technology in Burlington and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Vermont.
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
(Jared Margolis) "I’m just very surprised that the Agency of Natural Resources is trying to help Green Mountain Power to circumvent that condition just because they can’t get these easements prior to the date that they want to start construction."
(Lou Lertola of South Burlington) "Most of these people that are paying the price, as is typical in any war, are young. They’re going to be around hopefully for a long time and we’re going to have to pay the price for having put them there."
(Woobury School board member Dan Brush) "I think it would really be a tragic loss if we didn’t have a school here in town. It’s a real shared experience by everybody and we’re working hard to provide the best experience we can for our kids."
(Barbara Grimes, Burlington Electric Department) "In today’s world, we have to be more nimble, more efficient in how we service our customers. And the addition of small grid tech will give Burlington Electric a better understanding of usage."
(First Lady Michelle Obama) "And it’s these stories that I want America to hear. These stories are beautiful and they are inspiring and they show us that you do not have to be the first lady of the United States or a CEO or a general to get involved in this effort. Because no one can do everything, but everyone can do something."