Hands Across NH – September 1, 2012

In a big show of solidarity, folks who live in areas that will be affected by the Northern Pass project joined in a series of protests throughout the day. There were actions in Hill, Manchester, Holderness, Farmington, Lancaster, Sugar Hill/Easton, Littleton, Deerfield and Colebrook. There were 200 protesters in Colebrook, and Rep. Charlie Bass was on hand, as was Executive Councilor Ray Burton. WMUR covered the Manchester group, and NHPR was in Sugar Hill.

I was in Littleton, where about 40 people of all ages gathered. Orange shirts were worn, songs were sung, and there was a lot of support from folks driving by. Opposition to Northern Pass transcends the usual divides of income and political ideology.


What have your hands been up to this Labor Day weekend?  

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2 Responses to Hands Across NH – September 1, 2012

  1. JonnyBBad September 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I read a tweet about this, it said that Charlie Bass and Ray Burton were holding hands with the protestors…can someone verify if Charlie was there ?If so it may be the first time ever he stood against big business, but hey he needs the votes. Thanks.

  2. silofarm September 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Charlie and Ray were indeed in Colebrook, as was I.

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