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6 Vt. wind protesters get community service

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NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) - Six people convicted of trespassing during a protest against construction of an industrial wind-power project in northern Vermont have been sentenced to 25 hours of community service each.

The people were arrested a year ago on Lowell Mountain while they blocked a road used to build the Kingdom Community Wind Project owned by Green Mountain Power.

The Burlington Free Press identifies the six as Dr. Ron Holland of Irasburg, Anne Morse of Craftsbury Common, David Rodgers of Craftsbury, Ryan Gillard of Plainfield, Suzanna Jones of Walden and Eric Wallace-Senft of Woodbury.

The protesters released a statement on Tuesday saying they would serve their sentences as part of the price what they said was "moving the conversation forward."

The 21-turbine Lowell Mountain wind project is now producing electricity.

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