Chester Telegraph: “Wind developers invite skeptical Graftonites to info session”

June 4th, 2015|

"Melissa Belcher, of Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd., a partner in the proposed wind project, invited everyone to an information/social session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, that both her company and Iberdrola Renewables will hold at Grafton Ponds, 783 Townshend Road.... Belcher’s remarks were not received well by either the Select Board or members of the audience. Planning commission member Rex James said he is concerned that 'the cooperate sponsored event' of June 16 would not answer the questions needing to be addressed."

Brattleboro Reformer: “Wind concerns addressed at Grafton forum”

February 26th, 2014|

"Iberdrola Renewables built two test towers (MET towers) in Windham and one in Grafton on land owned by the New Hampshire based Meadowsend Timberlands Limited, which some believe is a precursor to an application for a large scale wind development project" at Stiles Brook Forest in Windham County.

VPR reports on flood-prone Grafton community fears of industrial-wind project runoff issues

February 26th, 2014|

Regarding Meadowsend Timberlands' proposed wind project at Stiles Brook Forest: "The impact of high-elevation wind turbines on waterways should be carefully watched to reduce the chance of increased flooding downstream. That was the advice from a water resource engineer to a group of Grafton residents hoping to prevent an industrial wind project in their town. The Grafton forum was the third event in a series held by local wind opponents and Vermonters for a Clean Environment, a statewide nonprofit group. The local opposition group formed after the Spanish energy giant Iberdrola Renewables built three wind test towers in Grafton and Windham."

Time Argus covers anti-industrial-wind forum

February 24th, 2014|

"One real estate agent, Robert McCafferty of LandVest, gave one example Friday of a high-end property in Londonderry that sold for $750,000 less than its original value because of the threat of a wind facility being sited on the top of Glebe Mountain in Londonderry and Windham. That project was abandoned several years ago by its developer, Catamount Energy, a former subsidiary of Central Vermont Public Service. the farm closest to the Kingdom Community Wind project of Green Mountain Power in Lowell had been listed for sale at $1.5 million, but the Nelson family was forced to drop its price to $1.25 million, and still hasn’t been able to sell it."

Manchester Journal: “Noise, property values factor in wind forum discussion”

January 21st, 2014|

According to a Power Point presentation put together by Mike McCann the owner of McCann Appraisal, LLC, there are 951 dwellings within three miles of the potential tower sites - 500 of which are within 2 miles of the potential site - in the towns of Andover, Athens, Chester, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Townshend and Windham. The town of Windham would be impacted the most with 414 dwellings located near the potential site as well as the towns of Londonderry, Grafton and Townshend, which have 199, 146, and 114 dwellings, respectively, within 3 miles of the site.

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