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Gibson and Lane Victory

Lenox elected Channing Gibson and Ed Lane to the Board of Selectman yesterday.  Congratulations!! Here is the tally sheet: … Read entire article »

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BOS discussed Conservation Restriction

  Final selection of CR at next board meeting…   … Read entire article »

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Lenox Watershed Conservation Restriction

  Now that, for the second time, the town of Lenox has rejected efforts to force an industrial wind development onto the town’s watershed property on Lenox Mountain, the town has decided to investigate placing a conservation restriction on the property instead.  This would permanently protect the land from development, preserving it for hiking and recreation and as the town’s primary water source.  Why go through this expensive process a third time? Lenox mountain forms the central portion of Yokun Ridge which runs from Bosquet in the North to West Stockbridge in the south.  Efforts to protect and preserve Yokun Ridge have been ongoing for 40 years and the U.S. Forestry Service has designated the entire ridge as a Forest Legacy Preserve. Preserve the Berkshires applauds the Lenox BOS … Read entire article »

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ON LEAP YEAR DAY

From the PLM gang!! The Lenox Select Board voted tonight against pursuing wind on Lenox Mountain. The vote was unanimous with four votes since Dia T. was not there… They will now look at how to protect the mountain permanently. Jo Anne agreed to be part of that committee! Congratulations to everyone. Great work!!! -Eleanor What a great group of passionate, smart and committed people. Thanks to all who worked tirelessly and SUCKED THE WIND OUT Of LENOX!!!! -Lauren Lenox did NOT PASS WIND! – Thanks so much to everyone who worked so very hard for this victory for the people of Richmond, Lenox, Stockbridge, and all of Berkshire County and especially for the mountain, the forest, and all its creatures. … Read entire article »

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UP or DOWN?

The Lenox Board of Selectman meet tonight and will vote to accept or reject the proposal for two 430 foot tall wind turbines on the ridge of Lenox Mountain. 7pm. Lenox Town Hall. Please be there to witness the vote. Dead on arrival. That’s the likely fate of the long-debated municipal wind turbine proposal following an informational forum attended by nearly 100 Lenox and Richmond residents. -Clarence Fanto And from the Beacon (click to enlarge): Last night’s Lee DEP/DPH Smackdown Ken Kimmel and Alicia McDevitt both squirmed in their seats from time to time as they heard time and time again about the shortcomings of the report they commissioned to push forward Deval Patrick’s goal of 2000MW of Wind Energy by 2020.  Ken Kimmel and other DEP folks tried to spin … Read entire article »

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Wind Panel News…

Clarence Fanto wrote an artice about last weeks WERP meeting: UPDATE: The Board of Selectman’s agenda was very full last night so they did not have time to fit in the Wind Energy Panel discussion.  The WERP deadline extension request will be taken up at the next meeting of the BOS on the 18th of January. … Read entire article »

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“Major Flashpoint”

In today’s Berkshire Eagle there’s an article rounding up some of the information surrounding the Lenox Industrial Turbine Proposal. They got our url and name incorrect. They spewed a bunch of “facts from the Weston report. Many of which need to be corrected: Please take a few minutes to read the article and comment on the story. … Read entire article »

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Lenox BOS move on solar; interviewing for WERP

Lenox BOS move on solar; interviewing for WERP

The Selectmen announced they would be interviewing the pool of candidates. Members of the Wind Energy Research Panel (WERP) will be selected at the next BOS meeting two weeks from now. Selectman Ken Fowler will act as the WERP’s non-voting moderator and representative of the BOS. A mission statement has been drafted, charging the Wind Energy Research Panel with identifying and researching the impacts, both positive and negative, of … Read entire article »

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