We know that there has been a lot of speculation as to what role the NWCRG might take in opposing the proposed Lowe’s that is currently before the Town Development Review Board. We have, in fact, filed a petition for Interested Party Status with the DRB which has been rejected. Nonetheless, we do intend to be vocal in our opposition to the project which would present all of the negative impacts of the Walmart that we are opposing. Besides those negatives, the Lowe’s carries an additional threat to wetlands. If the intent of Vermont’s environmental law is strictly upheld, this project should be denied a permit. We encourage everyone who values our local economy and the treasure of our natural environment to make their voices heard in opposition to this project. There will be a hearing this coming Thursday , November 19, at the St. Albans Town Hall @ 7:00 PM, which is expected to focus on traffic impacts of the proposed Lowe’s. If you already think driving North on Rte. 7 is a nightmare, you won’t want to miss this hearing!