Lawmakers to host panel on May 4

WILTON – A panel of four state representatives from all sides of the conservation and energy issues will conduct a dialog with visitors to the Sustainability Fair on May 4 at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School media room. The debate is scheduled for 1 to 2:20 p.m. and will include a question and answer session.

Panel members include new Representative Chris Balch, chairman of the Wilton Energy Committee, and a supporter of Standing Rock.

Former Rep. Jim McConnell is a self-declared conservative libertarian who opposed the Kinder-Morgan pipeline and is a climate skeptic.

Rep. Kermit Williams, District 4, is chairman of the Wilton Select Board and serves on the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee.

Rep. June Beaulieu of District 45 in Hillsboro is a member of the Piscataquog River Local Advisory Committee, serves as chairman of the Manchester Conservation Commission and is a Natural Resources Steward.

The event is free, but attendance is limited to the capacity of the media room, about 50. Last year there was standing room only.

The family-friendly fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. And is sponsored by the Wilton Conservation Commission. For information contact Jennifer Beck at or call 654-5526.