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Student Research to Inform Local Hydroelectric Decisions

Representatives from a class gave a report to the Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday about their ongoing research to generate a feasibility study on local dams and waterway privileges. 

North Bennington Train Station

Members of the class The Village Privileges of North Bennington are working with Bill Scully, an alumnus and a member of the Village Board of Trustees, to conduct a study to inform upcoming decisions about hydroelectric power.

Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action Susan Sgorbati was quoted: "Bill and I spoke about this project and the idea that the town could really explore its ability to control its own energy sources. That's the point of the feasibility study, just to look at it and decide if this is something people want to move forward with or not."

The class expects to have the study completed in December.