Four men chained themselves to a tractor and blocked the transport of equipment from New Milford to New York early Wednesday morning. It was a protest of the under construction Cricket Valley Energy Center.
Three farmers and an educator were arrested by Connecticut State Police for blocking the escort of a transformer to the power plant in Dover Plains. The escort, moving turbines from Kimberly Clark along Route 55, came across a tractor perpendicular in the middle of the road.
38-year old David Epstein of Albany, 38-year old Philip Erner of Wassaic, 52-year old Christopher Iversen of Kingston and 41-year old Benjamin Franklin Schwartz of Wassaic refused a request to unchain themselves and move the tractor.
(Photos: CSP Iversen, Schwartz, Erner, Epstein)
Gaylordsville Fire Department responded to cut the chains.