Voters in Antrim rejected a $1,175,000.00 article that would have paid for improvements to North Main Street.

They also rejected an appropriation for ‘conservation’ land purchases by the town. This article got the majority but not the 2/3 needed for passage.

However, a petitioned article did PASS that asked the town to consider ‘sustainable energy’ policies as laid out by the President. We are seeing many such articles promoted by a group called CELDF.ORG

Article 18: Petitioned Article To see if the Town will go on record in support of effective actions by the President and the Congress to address the issue of climate change which is increasingly harmful to the environment and economy of New Hampshire and to the future of the people of Antrim.

These actions include:

1. Establishment of a national program requiring reductions of greenhouse gas emissions while protecting the U.S. economy.

2. Creation of a major national research initiative to foster rapid development of sustainable energy technologies thereby stimulating new jobs and investment.

In addition, the Town of Antrim encourages New Hampshire citizens to work for emission reductions within their communities, and we ask our Selectmen to consider the appointment of a voluntary energy committee to recommend local steps to save energy and reduce emissions.

The record of the vote on this article shall be transmitted to the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation, to the President of the United States, and to declared candidates for those offices.