Eversource Files New Plan for Spraying on Cape and Islands
Landry Harlan

Eversource will not spray herbicides around power lines on the Island this year, but debate is far from over as the utility giant files a five-year plan that would allow continued spraying.

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Eversource Protest Draws a Crowd
Louisa Hufstader

A mix of Islanders gathered Sunday to protest the plan to apply herbicides under power lines on Martha’s Vineyard this week.

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Towns Try to Block Eversource Spraying, but Learn They Lack Clout
Sara Brown and Heather Hamacek
Eversource Energy’s plans to spray herbicides under power lines on the Vineyard remained in the spotlight this week.
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Tisbury Goes to Court Against Eversource
Heather Hamacek

Following the lead of the town of Brewster, the Tisbury selectmen will go to court against Eversource to try to block the planned spraying of herbicides.

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Selectmen Reconsider Views on Herbicides
Sara Brown

Edgartown selectmen backed off an idea to send a letter of concern to Eversource after the conservation agent shared information about plans to use herbicides under power lines.

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Eversource Moves Ahead on Herbicide Spraying
Alex Elvin

Herbicide spraying on West Chop and near the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road could begin as early as Friday, after the state pesticide board voted last week not to consider a one-year moratorium on spraying in the region.

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Eversource Spraying Sparks Renewed Opposition on Vineyard
Alex Elvin

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission, state representatives, town officials and others are all calling on the utility giant to find alternatives to herbicide spraying under power lines this year.

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Lights Out: Martha's Vineyard Loses Power in Brief Evening Outage
Sara Brown

All of Martha’s Vineyard lost power for about four minutes Tuesday night because of device failure in Falmouth.

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Eversource to Resume Herbicide Spraying on Island
Alex Elvin

For the first time in four years, Eversource Energy plans to apply herbicides under some of its power lines on the Vineyard. A public comment period ends March 27.

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