Yesterdays action went great. The weather was perfect, the number of participants around the state totaled 477 (at least!), and each group got lots of honks and waves from cars and passersby.

The Union Leader gave Hands Across New Hampshire above the fold, front page attention.

Hundreds protest Northern Pass

COLEBROOK — The color orange was everywhere at Saturday’s rally against the Northern Pass project in Colebrook.

More than 200 demonstrators gathered in the park across from Colebrook Town Hall to sing protest songs, listen to political speakers and make their views known.

The $1.1 billion project, being proposed by Northeast Utilities and Hydro-Quebec, would run a high-power transmission line across 180 miles of land from Pittsburg to Deerfield. It would use 140 miles of existing rights of way owned by Public Service of New Hampshire and 40 miles of new rights of way.

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A Holiday Weekend Includes Protests Against Northern Pass

In between the picnics and end-of-summer festivities a series of protests against the Northern Pass hydro-electric project were held throughout the state during the holiday.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports…

Easton was the site of one of a dozen or so protests from Manchester to Colebrook on Saturday.

Listen to the NHPR report