Middleboro: Residents upset with NStar’s land clearing

Last night, Middleboro residents joined the ranks of a long line of communities whose residents are fighting what has been a losing battle against a giant power company. Robert Yunits asked Middleboro selectmen to help stop NStar from clear cutting a 300-foot strip of land that runs through town where it has twin transmission lines. He says Yunits told selectmen on Monday that NSTAR should respect the right of ways they use in Middleboro and clear cutting is not the way to go. He is calling for the utility to bury the transmission lines.Yunits is ready to take NSTAR on with at least 40 others who are ready to file a class action lawsuit and the group will meet later this week. Landowners aren’t the only ones up in arms over NSTAR’s land clearing. On Thursday the Middleboro Conservation Commission will discuss the state’s deal with NSTAR to alter over 16 acres of habitat for the box turtle, in exchange for a donation to The Nature Conservancy.

 

About Alice Elwell

Alice Elwell is a freelance reporter who lives on the South Shore. She joined the WATD team to widen our coverage to include Middleboro. She can be reached at acelwell2@gmail.com.