Monday, September 24, 2012

There will be a state wide rally to protest utility-scale wind on Vermont's ridgelines. The rally is sponsored by Energize Vermont, and will be held on Friday, October 12th, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, on the State House lawn in Montpelier. For more rally info contact:, for carpool info call: 802-778-0660.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This is just one of the reasons that Newark is fighting industrial wind!

Bald Eagle at Center Pond in Newark

This wonderful photo of an endangered (in VT) Bald Eagle, was captured on Sept. 13th, by Mr. Peter Whitney, while he was canoeing on Center Pond, in Newark. Thank-you Peter!

Monday, September 17, 2012

169 YEA
59 NAY

Amid Statewide Debate, Newark Revises Plan To Block Industrial Wind

Newark residents amend town plan to oppose wind

Newark says no to wind project

Burlington Free Press: Turbine developers moving forward, for now, after town says no

The following is a correction to an error reported in the above BFP article stating: "Voters in the Unincorporated Towns and Gores of Essex County, which include Ferdinand, took a vote at their summer town meeting and supported the wind farm, 24-16."

On August 11, 2012, there was a non-binding, straw poll held outside the building at the UNIFIED TOWNS AND GORES (UTG) in Ferdinand, VT. In this poll (not a vote) residents and non-resident landowners of the UTG were invited to participate. Only about 40 did so. Almost 400 other members of the UTG did not get the opportunity to participate and the Board of Governors of the UTG declared the poll without merit.
Kathleen Nelson
Brighton, VT

Newark Selectboard Letter to Governor Shumlin
Town of Newark Press Release Amended Town Plan
SMW Press Release regarding Newark Vote