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    The Spruce Wind Project Is Dead

    EDP, the Portuguese energy project that had proposed giant wind turbines in Orange and neighboring towns, has withdrawn its request for approval.

    I (Jay) can't find any press release or news item; but Nancy Watson, who owns property for sale in Groton, send this link to Sandi. If you click to accept terms and search for "390," you'll find a cryptic item on the spreadsheet under "Spruce Ridge Wind Farm": W/D 4/10/17. We're assuming that W/D means withdrawn--10 days ago.

    We'll send you more news as we get it. Meanwhile, please contact me at jay@jayheinrichs dot com if you have any information on the project. 



    Bring Dessert

    Sandi sent a few notices worth sharing:
    If you are coming to coyote presentation this Sunday at 6:30, please consider adding to the dessert table. We'll eat from 6:30 to 7, when the presentation begins. A table will be available if you have any natural artifacts you would like to display that evening. 
    A tentative date of May 6 has been set for a bit of green-up day in Orange. There have been some reports of roadside winter trash disposal that we need to take care of. Also on that day, would like a few hearty souls to consider helping to give the town house yard a good raking. More details to follow. Perhaps ending the day with a ice cream social will entice you!!
    A note has been received from Martha Jaques, mother of Steve Jaques who recently died. If you've climbed Cardigan, you probably met Steve keeping a watchful eye out from the tower for any signs of fires.
    Martha writes, "He loved living in New Hampshire and the job in the tower. He talked many times about the wonderful and interesting people while working in the tower. God bless all of you."
    And here are the latest Select Board minutes.



    Don't Forget the Wild Presentation!

     Sunday, April 23, at the Orange Town House. Dessert bar opens at 6:30, with the presentation at 7. The Orange Conservation Commission presents noted coyote expert Christine Schadler. As an added feature, you can peruse a display table of artifacts from the woods. Bring your own treasures. 


    Sad News

    Sandi writes of the passing of two Orange people.


    Steve Jaques died unexpectedly of a heart attack while spending the winter in Tizimin, Mexico. Steve was the longtime fire tower watchman on Cardigan Mountain. Notes of condolences may be sent to his mother, Martha Jaques, 61 Stoneleigh Ave., Buffalo, NY 14223.
    Bill Fulton, former Select Board member, has died. He and his wife Betty were great neighbors to Orange and both very active in the community. Notes of condolences may be sent to Betty at 16 Partridge Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653.




    Cemetery Sexton

    We've been asked to post that longtime Town resident Skip Smith has volunteered his name as a write-in candidate for the Cemetery Sexton position.

    Drive carefully tomorrow!