Mountaintop Open House hikes to the top of the Lowell Mountains will re-start May 19th and continue to take place on the third Sunday of each month throughout the summer. Guides will be available from 10AM-3PM to show you the way and provide information about the project and the mountains before and after turbines. Hikes leave from the end of the Bailey Hazen Road in Albany (just past the Nelson’s place). The hike is 1 mile each way on steep and muddy terrain. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 744-6122 to RSVP or for more information.
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in case of Lowell Six arrest on disputed Nelson land
Vermont Law School, March 27, 2013
Fourteen months after Green Mountain Power had a Vermont reporter arrested for trespassing, the electric utility company has agreed to foot the reporter’s legal bills.
Barton Chronicle editor Chris Braithwaite said Tuesday afternoon he planned to drop a lawsuit against the company after it promised to compensate him $22,500 for legal fees he racked up defending himself against a previously dismissed trespassing charge.
The dispute stems from Braithwaite’s December 2011 arrest for failing to leave GMP-owned property on Lowell Mountain as he covered a protest against the company’s Kingdom Community Wind project.
In a written statement, Braithwaite called the settlement “a fair resolution of this matter.” Continue reading