• GMP to pay journalist’s legal expenses
    March 01,2013
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    ST. JOHNSBURY — Green Mountain Power will reimburse a journalist for his legal expenses in defending himself against a trespass charge while covering a protest against construction of a wind power facility on Lowell Mountain.

    The charge against Chris Braithwaite, the publisher of the Barton Chronicle, has been dismissed.

    The Caledonian Record reported that GMP will pay him $22,500 to settle a civil lawsuit.

    Braithwaite was arrested Dec. 5, 2011, along with six protesters after they blockaded construction vehicles on a path to the ridgeline where the wind project was being built.

    Braitwaite said the payment covers his legal fees and is a fair resolution.

    GMP spokeswoman Dottie Schnure said the company is confident it would have prevailed in the lawsuit but says settling was in the best interest of customers.
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