Letter: On Northern Pass, a visitor’s perspective

Published: 5/10/2017 12:41:22 PM

I have followed with interest the Northern Pass controversy for seven years. I live in Vermont, so this isn’t a NIMBY issue for me. However, I consider New Hampshire a second home. Over the past 35 years, I have spent tens of thousands of tourist dollars in your state. I have skied, hiked, camped, kayaked, and have stayed in your motels, inns, and campgrounds. I have also spent money in your restaurants, general stores, and various attractions.

I have also visited Radisson in northern Quebec – the “headwaters” of the Hydro Quebec power grid at James Bay. I have seen the 135-plus-foot megatowers and the large swath of land needed to accommodate them. They dwarf standard utility towers and are ugly – a blight on the land. Horrible!

Dismiss me as being “from away,” but I will not return to New Hampshire to recreate. If I want to see industrial infrastructure, I can vacation in New Jersey. I also guarantee your state tourism dollars will diminish, which will have a cascading negative effect on the economy and people of New Hampshire.

Don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish.

Peter Bosco

Shaftsbury, Vt.


Jobs



Support Local Journalism

Subscribe to the Concord Monitor, recently named the best paper of its size in New England.


Concord Monitor Office

1 Monitor Drive
Concord,NH 03301
603-224-5301

 

© 2021 Concord Monitor
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy