Articles filed under General from New Hampshire

An uphill battle ahead for Antrim

If residents were so unhappy with the Select Board's handling of a peripheral $40,000 payment from the developer, how can they be confident their input on a multi-million dollar PILOT will be taken seriously? And how plausible is it that the public hearings would end with a PILOT that differs substantially from the one that was recently voided? The concern for us, and for many others, is that any hearing would be a mere formality.
29 May 2013

Court voids Antrim wind deal

A Hillsborough County Superior Court judge David Garfunkel ruled Monday that town officials violated the state's Right-To-Know law by holding illegal non-public hearings with Antrim Wind Energy and its counsel to negotiate a payment in lieu of taxes, known as a PILOT agreement. As a result of the ruling, the terms of the deal between the town and Antrim Wind Energy has been voided.
23 May 2013

Residents question why wind developer wrote town's appeal

Antrim Town Administrator Galen Stearns said that the wind developer's attorney drafted the motion for rehearing, and it was sent back and forth several times between Geiger and the town for modifications. ...He added that having Geiger draft the appeal was an attempt to speed up the process. Geiger drafted the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement that was also signed by the town.
21 May 2013

Antrim asks for review of wind farm project

The appeal and request for a rehearing were crafted by Antrim Wind's attorneys Orr & Reno, according to Select Board Chairman Gordon Webber. Antrim Wind requested the town appeal the decision in support of the LLC's pending appeal, which has to be submitted by June 1, Webber said.
17 May 2013

New delay in turbine plan verdict

The Antrim Select Board voted to appeal the state ruling that denied a 10-turbine wind project after deciding to accept a $40,000 offer from Antrim Wind in a contentious meeting Monday that led to one resident being escorted out by police and several others walking away in frustration.
16 May 2013

Wind farm proposal loses in Grafton voting

The incumbent selectman was ousted and a wind farm project got the thumbs down from voters Tuesday. Almost 60 percent, of the registered voters turned out. An article asking voters "to advise the Selectmen to REJECT the proposed Wild Meadow Wind Project" passed 334 to 190.
13 Mar 2013

Newfound Voters Reject Wind Farms

It's town meeting season. Around Newfound Lake Several towns are contemplating non-binding resolutions to take the pulse of voters on the question of wind-farms. The votes show strong sentiment against more wind-farms in the area, and scant support.
13 Mar 2013

Wind energy moratorium proposal gains momentum in New Hampshire

Last month, New Hampshire state lawmakers quietly introduced a bill that would suspend further wind project development in the Granite State. More than a month later, that proposal is gaining considerable attention from both state representatives and local residents, some of whom claim that wind turbines have damaging effects on tourism and property values.
21 Feb 2013

Several hundred attend wind farm moratorium hearing

Labor and business groups were outnumbered today in a hearing to put a moratorium on any wind farm or electrical transmission line project. House Bill 580 calls for an energy plan to be written before permits are issued for projects such as Northern Pass or wind farms such as the one on Tenney Mountain in Plymouth.
20 Feb 2013

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