We live in a place of few cash crops. One is the scenery that drives our tourism. The other thing we have is a few wild places where you can plant a foot, pivot like a hoop-star, and gaze at a landscape uncluttered by anything but the Milky Way. The value on that? Incalculable. Again, tourism, and the stuff of the soul. A whole bunch of far-seeing people walked both sides of the aisle to preserve the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Tract for your grandchildren and mine, for all time, for jobs, recreational access, and the sheer value of the landscape itself. Good thing we did - just look all around at everything else.
March 21, 2009
by John Harrigan
It comes to mind that while I've written a whole lot about the proposed wind-tower project in the Phillips Brook basin of Coös County - which touches on some of the local newspapers' readership area, in the form of coyotes, moose, pine martens, lynx, and three-toed whatevers (my cousins?) - most of it was for local publications and has escaped, thankfully for themselves, south-of-the-notches readers. The Caledonian's readership area certainly touches on this project. The development of wind power has implications for much of the scant high country of northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont.
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