South County Notebook

Conway road boss replacements to be interviewed

CONWAY — Interviews for the town highway superintendent job are scheduled for Jan. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Board of Selectmen will interview three candidates for the job.

The interviews will take place three days after the current highway boss, Robert Baker, retires on Jan. 4. Baker will continue to work in town as the fire chief.

Sunderland to consider solar farms

SUNDERLAND — On Jan. 16 at the Sunderland Elementary School, town voters will decide whether to lease land at the Sunderland Elementary School and near the town public safety complex to be used for two solar farms.

At the special town meeting, residents will vote on seven articles, pending the warrant approval of town counsel.

For the first two articles, residents can expect to vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a contract to buy the power from Broadway Electrical Co., a Boston solar developer chosen by the town to install and operate the two solar arrays.

The third article will be for residents to appropriate money for legal and consulting services associated with the solar project.

Broadway Electrical has proposed a solar array producing 193,966 kilowatt-hours annual generation on 0.62-acres at the elementary school on Swampfield Drive. The solar developer proposed a second solar array on 2.37 acres behind the public safety complex on River Road. This would produce 481,034 kWh annually.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m.

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