Public hearings start Monday on power line project that would go through Mansfield

The state’s Siting Council kicks off a series of public hearings Monday on an ambitious CL&P plan to install new, higher-voltage transmission lines through several towns in northeastern Connecticut, including Mansfield, a plan the town opposes.

The siting council, which has authority over where such lines are installed, will host the first hearing Monday at 11 a.m., at Central Connecticut State University’s, Institute of Technology and Business Development in New Britain.

The panel has called upon towns affected by the proposed project to testify, though Mansfield has decided to submit its April correspondence to the council opposing the project as part of the record in Monday’s proceeding.

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