Balsams deal appears key to power plan

30 Dec

When they lost a $3 million bid for land at the Balsams last week, Northern Pass officials said the piece wasn’t critical to their proposed hydropower line from Canada. But the company’s recent land purchases in northern New Hampshire suggest otherwise.

Since mid-October, Northern Pass has spent nearly $4 million buying property from the Canadian border to the Balsams property in Dixville Notch, according to property deed records. The 16 properties aren’t contiguous, but they line up well enough on a map to reveal what was likely Northern Pass’s latest hope for a new route though the North Country.

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