Letter: Threatening Our Way of Life

To the Editor:

Page A1 of the Aug. 5 Valley News reported on a power outage in Woodstock and neighboring towns. You reported that a squirrel “sabotaged” a substation.

So squirrels are terrorists? If I spot a squirrel in the vicinity of a Green Mountain Power facility, should I contact Homeland Security?

John R. Cocke



Woodstock Power Outage Blamed on Squirrel

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Woodstock — Nearly 4,000 Green Mountain Power customers in Woodstock and some neighboring towns lost power for about six hours yesterday, after a squirrel sabotaged a substation, a Green Mountain Power spokesman said. The outage occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m., said Robert Dostis, a spokesman for the energy company. Power was restored to all those affected just before 4 p.m. …