Windham says no to wind
The specter of much larger wind turbines loomed over Wednesday's meeting. Boyer started her closing remarks by producing two models showing the possible size of a turbine compared with the height of the town's meeting house.
She pointed out that the town's wind power ban stems from clear opposition to an earlier proposal to place turbines on Glebe Mountain.
July 12, 2012
by Mike Faher
in Brattleboro Reformer
WINDHAM -- With a possible wind power project in the works, officials, experts and residents spent more than two hours Wednesday night debating the pros and cons of commercial turbines.
But for many who packed in to this town's small schoolhouse, the discussion comes down to one important point: Windham residents don't want wind turbines, and they've already said so by voting overwhelmingly to enact a ban.
"We would like the governor to know that unequivocally," said Mary Boyer, who chairs Windham's Selectboard. "We would ask the governor how he expects the fourth-smallest town in the 49th-smallest state to advocate... [continue via Web link]