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West County Notebook

Solar farm hearing in Rowe tonight

ROWE — The Planning Board holds a public hearing tonight on a proposal to build a 36-acre electricity-generating solar farm on Tunnel Road land owned by Robert and Mary Ann Dykeman. The 6:30 p.m. hearing will be held at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center.

Seaboard Solar LLC is seeking a special permit to build a 6-megawatt photovoltaic array within the middle of a 100-acre parcel. The plan is to build the solar farm at least 1,700 feet from the road, with 130 feet of woodland separating the array from the views of neighbors. The double racks of pole-mounted solar panels will be 10 feet tall. There will be a maintenance road, detention pond, two inverters and a transformer on the site.

Heath votes tonight on 8A safety grant

HEATH — A special town meeting takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in Community Hall. Voters will be asked to allow selectmen to seek a $983,102 Small Town Road Assistance Program grant to be used for safety improvements on Route 8A. They will also vote on transferring $10,800 within the budget into the “Highway Truck Dump Body” account, and transferring $3,000 into the “Hired Services” account, to pay for grant-writing services.

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