One year later, NYRI power line still has big impact

CHENANGO COUNTY – It’s been 365 days since Woods Corners resident Betsy Mahannah and her family first received the troubling news that their home of 33 years might be taken from them.

Mahannah’s house, and over a dozen others that rest along or near the railroad tracks off of county Route 32 in the Town of Norwich, could be condemned if the New York Regional Interconnect Inc.’s power line is built over top of it.

Mahannah said this last year hasn’t been easy.

“It’s been most troublesome,” she said. “We thought this was where we were going be for the rest of our lives.”

The Evening Sun gave its first report of">NYRI’s power line plans a year ago today. Many questions and concerns have arisen during that time, including fears that the line could have devastating impacts on public health, the environment, and the local economy.

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