Sacrifice in behalf of wind power
At the sound of the ruckus, I looked out a window to see a tractor-trailer rig hauling two of those preposterously huge 125-foot wind turbine blades north from Searsport to the site of a controversial wind farm project at Mars Hill, an endeavor commonly known by more than a few disgruntled County residents as the Great Mars Hill Mountain Defacement Boondoggle.
April 22, 2006
by Kent Ward, Winterport
in Bangor Daily News
It was, in the immortal words of former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, "deja vu all over again."I was sitting in my den talking with a friend Tuesday morning when our conversation was stopped dead in its tracks by a wicked big bang and thrashing about outside that sounded like the noise a bull elephant might make had he landed on the rooftop after leaping off a very tall building.
The commotion was eerily reminiscent of one I had last experienced during the historic ice storm of '98, when all of the external utility lines were ripped from... [continue via Web link]