copyright the Chronicle November 11, 2015
by Elizabeth Trail
IRASBURG — About 30 opponents of the proposed Kidder Hill Community Wind project in Irasburg showed up with shovels, hammers, and a backhoe Saturday morning to build a fence — two L-shaped segments flanking Kidder Hill Road where it opens onto Route 58. The project was officially dubbed the “Good Fences Project.”
The fence is symbolic, said Judith Jackson of the Irasburg Ridgeline Alliance (IRA). Ms. Jackson is also a member of the newly formed town planning commission.
It’s also meant to show that people live there, Ms. Jackson said. And it’s meant to show that the people who live there care about their property, their neighborhood, and their community. And, specifically, it’s to send a message to David Blittersdorf, the renewable energy developer who is planning to put two 500-foot wind turbines on property he owns on Kidder Hill.
“He needs to see that the actions that developers take here affect people’s lives,” Ms. Jackson said.
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