Tiny Vermont school district makes pitch for independence

Windham School District has 14 students, two classrooms and two teachers at its independently governed elementary school. Officials want to keep it that way, despite the provisions of Act 46.

Frank Seawright: A lingering bitterness in Windham

The damage to communities like ours that is created in the run-up to a misguided wind project is bad; it is also long lasting.

With Act 46 vote looming, Marlboro appeals to lawmakers

Marlboro School Board officials say they didn’t have enough time or regulatory clarity to examine all merger options prior to committing to a March 7 vote that could close the town’s middle school. They took their case to the Legislature this week.

Peter Galbraith: A slowdown ahead for wind projects

If Vermont is to move forward on renewable energy, we needs reasoned debate, respect for opposing concerns and consensus.

Voters renounce Stiles Brook Wind plan

Weighing a 24-turbine proposal from Iberdrola Renewables, the combined vote in Windham and Grafton was 416 against the project and 259 in favor. The developer said it will honor its pledge to suspend the project.

Nancy Tips: Vermont’s neutron bomb

There are so many questions about whether the passions and the green energy goals of the previous and the aspiring Democratic Montpelier leadership are, in fact, irreproachable.

Grafton Select Board’s Economic Committee Releases Report on Proposed Industrial Wind Development

News Release — Grafton Select Board Oct. 31, 2016 Contact: Lynn Barrett,, 802-258-3992 Please see complete reports at at Wind Project – Informational Committees Special Informational meeting re Wind Project on Nov 2; Special Economic Workshop on Nov 3 GRAFTON, VT—OCTOBER 31, 2016—The Economic Committee of the Grafton Select Board has been studying the […]

Walter Meisner: Iberdrola reiterates benefits of last offer to Windham and Grafton

The proposed Stiles Brook Wind Project would offer a substantial positive impact on the economies of Windham and Grafton, promote rural vitality, help preserve working forest that is open to the community, and help fight climate change.

Jameson French: Meadowsend is part of the solution

We see the development of the Stiles Brook Wind Project as the best path to continue environmentally conscious and sustainable management, promote rural vitality, and help fight climate change.

Frank Seawright: David and Goliath in Windham

Will Iberdrola’s scheme – to select and fund a group of unknown citizens, in order to bypass a legally elected local government in pursuit of limited self-interest – succeed? This is a question that should concern everyone.

Nancy Tips: Bribery and worse in Windham

How does the promise of an annual payment promote sustainable prosperity for Windham’s working families, young or otherwise, now or in the future?

Iberdrola’s financial offer is legal, state says

Activists say proposed payments to voters are tantamount to a bribe.

Iberdrola sweetens the deal for Grafton, Windham wind farm

The developer has promised $1.5 million in annual payments to the towns of Windham and Grafton – up from $1 million — and unveiled plans for 24 turbines in Stiles Brook Forest, down from 28.

Mark Emmons: Questions on wind power

Does it make sense to destroy the very environment we are trying to save, the very environment that sustains us?