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6:34 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Congressional Delegation Seeks Change for Northern Pass Hearing

The New Hampshire Congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to move a scoping hearing on the Northern Pass project from West Stewartstown to Colebrook.

“It has been brought to our attention that the current location for the hearing may not have the capacity required to accommodate what is likely to be a strong turnout at the hearing and poses some logistical challenges to attendees,” says the September 9th letter from Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen as well as Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster.

The delegation suggests the Sept. 26 meeting be held in Colebrook at the elementary school instead of a small restaurant in West Stewartstown. West Stewartstown is about eight miles north of Colebrook.

Currently the meetings are scheduled:

•Concord, NH, Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Monday, September 23, 2013, 6-9 pm.

•Plymouth, NH, Plymouth State University, Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theater, 17 High Street, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 5-8 pm.

•Whitefield, NH, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Presidential Room, 101 Mountain View Road, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5-8 pm.

•West Stewartstown, NH, The Outback Pub at The Spa Restaurant, 869 Washington Street, Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5-8 pm.

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