The public is invited to WinDig 2: An Evening of Education and Entertainment addressing the question: Ridgeline Wind: Where Are We Now?  Sponsored by the Lowell MountainOccupiers, this free event will be held at the Albany Town Hall (on Route 14 in the village) on Friday, May 18th from 7- 9 PM.  The program for the evening includes creative music with a mountain theme, a guided “virtual tour” of the Lowell wind project site using video and aerial photos, a question and answer session with folks from the trenches, and time to socialize over delicious home made desserts. 

There will be two presenters speaking on the effects of windenergy.  Steve Therrien, a life-long resident of Vermont whose home is less than a mile from the Sheffield wind project will share what it’s like to have 420 foot-tall turbines for neighbors.  Lisa Linowes, a nationally renowned consultant on the impacts of wind energy generation, will share her expertise.  Ms. Linowes has presented and debated wind energy issues at venues across the United States and has appeared on CNN, NPR, and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, as well as in the NewYork Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and dozens of smaller newspapers.  In her current role asExecutive Director of the Industrial Wind Action Group, Ms Linowes tracks news and research pertaining to industrial wind, making her one of the most qualified speakers in the nation to inform people on data about wind projects as it becomes available.

As the Lowelland Sheffield developments make new impacts to the area, this information will be especially timely. “With projects proposed for Derby and Newark/Brighton/Ferdinand, it’s important for people to stay up to date so they can make informed decisions,  says organizer Anne Morse.  “Not everyone can climb up to the Lowell ridgeline to see what’s going on.  Not everyone knows someone with first-hand experience living near utility scale turbines, or an expert to answer their questions.  We’re hoping the WinDig will make these experiences accessible to anyone who wants to know what’s happeningto our ridgelines.”  To read more about Lisa Linowes, visit For more information about the event, contact Anne Morse at or 802-281-4432.