WAMC is running a news feature about the informational meeting on the proposed power lines through Columbia County being hosted by Farmers and Families for Claverack on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Churchtown Firehouse on County Route 27. You can listen to it here.
It has been announced that State Senator Kathleen Marchione and Assemblymember Didi Barrett will speak at Saturday's meeting, and a representative from Congressman Chris Gibson's office will read a letter of support for the efforts of citizens opposed to taking homes and farmland by eminent domain for high voltage power lines. Also speaking at the meeting will be Claverack supervisor Clifford Weigelt; Marion Mathison, a member of the Livingston Town Board; Will Yandik, a member of the Livingston Town Board; environmental advocacy attorney Hayley Carlock; Ian Solomon, leader of Farmers and Families for Claverack; and several Claverack residents. A question and answer session will conclude the meeting, and attendees will have an opportunity to submit comments to the Public Service Commission.