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Charlestown’s Emergency Management Agency has scheduled two public outreach meetings to get public input on updating of hazards, mitigation goals, strategies and actions for the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Now that the Narragansett Tribe and Invenergy have terminated their contract to truck water from Tribal land in Charlestown to Burrillville to cool the turbines of Invenergy’s proposed power plant in the forest of that town, Charlestown has lost its intervenor status. That is great news for the wetlands of the Indian Cedar Swamp and for anyone who lives or travels in the path of the proposed tanker truck caravan. Yet despite escaping this threat to our local roads and wetlands, Charlestown remains connected to the forests of Burrillville in several important ways.
Charlestown artist Susan Sward combines her love of nature with her skill in painting to create a series of nature studies reminiscent of Victorian scientific journals. There will be an Art Reception for Suze Sward on Sunday, February 25, 1 – 3 pm at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center.
When: Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm
Where: Quonochontaug Grange, 5664 Post Road, Charlestown (map in post)
What: The Quonochontaug Historical Society is presenting a lecture “Early New England Ice Harvesting”.
EFSB: “Since the issues that were the basis of the Show Cause Hearing no longer exist, the order requiring Invenergy to appear to show cause is vacated as moot.”
Invenergy writes to EFSB: “the Water Supply Agreement between the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Clear River Energy LLC, executed on September 19, 2017, has been terminated and is null and void”
This story in the Journal Nature explains that the world is lit at night like never before, and ecologists are assessing the damage.
Locally, Charlestown is the darkest spot along the coast between New York and Boston, but we lose a little darkness every year.