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Approval likely for solar project in Lewiston, supervisor says

Despite opposition from neighbors, Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick said Wednesday there's "a real good chance" that the Town Board will approve the town's first industrial solar power project next month.

A public hearing Monday on town Building Inspector Timothy Masters' Swann Road plan was carried over until Sept. 10 to give opponents another chance to speak and allow the developer, Borrego Solar Systems, to address what Broderick said were issues regarding visual barriers around the 16.5-acre, 5.3-megawatt project.

"This is an industrial size project being put in a rural residential area. It is not welcomed at this location," neighbor Susan Slye said.

Broderick said Masters has recused himself from all town actions regarding his project. Broderick said Borrego is likely to present another project elsewhere in Lewiston.

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