Stop NYRI rally scheduled tomorrow

SHERBURNE – Village of Sherburne residents say they stand to lose a great deal if New York Regional Inc.’s power line is constructed; that’s why they’re standing together.

The citizen’s group STOP NYRI is organizing a rally tomorrow afternoon in Gaines Park in downtown Sherburne, encouraging citizens from all communities fighting against">NYRI’s transmission line to come show their support in united opposition.

“The goal of the rally is to show solidarity with the residents and businesses of Sherburne,” said Earlville resident Eve Ann Shwartz, the STOP NYRI CO-chair, “who will experience some of the greatest negative impact from the proposed power line which would run directly through this beautiful, historic village.”

NYRI is an Albany-based subsidiary company, with Canadian energy ties, looking to erect a 1,200 megawatt direct current transmission line from Oneida to Orange County. Officials from the company say that the project will relieve downstate energy constraints, benefiting all of New York state. In this area, the line would plant 115 foot steel support towers across 190 miles of upstate countryside, including 44 miles of Chenango County.

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