SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

November 6, 2013

Voters oppose National Grid plan

SALEM — Voters want National Grid to install a high-voltage transmission cable under Salem Harbor rather than through neighborhoods and the downtown, according to the results of a nonbinding question on yesterday’s ballot.

However, the message from the vote was anything but clear.

A total of 2,953 voters supported Question 1,favoring the underwater route, but they represented only 44 percent of the total vote.

More voters either opposed the harbor route or didn’t answer the question and turned in blanks.

To confuse matters even more, many of the people who drafted the original ballot question last summer now favor installing the cables along the railroad tracks.

Opposition to National Grid’s plan was strongest in Wards 1 and 2, which would be most affected by the planned construction.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

 

 

 

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Comments Tracker