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HOPKINTON -- The town supervisor called out Two Hopkinton Town Council members for meeting with wind company officials while she was vacationing in Florida.
The Arkwright Summit Wind Farm is currently constructing wind towers in the town of Arkwright and can build up to 36 turbines. On Tuesday, the state ruled in favor of another wind farm company to build up to 48 turbines in the towns of Arkwright, Charlotte and Cherry Creek.
FARMERSVILLE — A proposal to site more than 100 wind turbines, each 600 feet tall, in four towns in northern Cattaraugus and Allegany counties has stirred up residents and environmental groups as a public hearing looms.
The wind company planning to build a 27-turbine wind farm says the approval by the town board of its wind law has effectively banned the project from the town with zoning ordinances.
It took less than two minutes for the town of Hopkinton to pass the Wind Energy Facilities law Thursday night, a measure that had gone down in a split vote less than two weeks ago.
A new report has expressed concerns about the impact of wind turbines on the weather radar in Montague, which is maintained by personnel at Fort Drum. ...Capt. Patrick Phillippi, of the Air Force’s 18th Weather Squadron, Detachment 1, said last July that relocating the weather radar was not feasible, given the cost and difficulty of moving the fragile system, and that there would be no system to fill in during the transition period.
"It was a great business for the first few years," said John Scannell, Moog's chairman and CEO in an interview. "But it's been a financial drain for quite some time." Moog executives had hoped to jumpstart the wind energy business by developing a new line of more reliable pitch control systems for wind turbines.
In response to "Double Standards" Sound Off which appeared in the April 18-24 issue of North Country This Week: I believe what letter writers are "screaming" about is there would be no support for an industrial wind project in Hopkinton if it weren't for a handful of leaseholders who are pushing it.
The National Weather Service is concerned that the proposed Mad River, Deer River and Roaring Brook wind farms could hinder forecast data collection by the radar station in Montague.
Speaking at the public hearing March 28, Avangrid Renewables Lead Senior Business Developer Scott McDonald said that the project cannot move forward with the sound and setback limits proposed in the current law.
The new wind law would replace the current town law, passed in 2011. It would regulate the North Ridge Wind Energy Project, which the energy company Avangrid plans to establish in the town. A draft of the law was approved by the town board last month in a working session, and Ms. Wood said she hoped the board would vote on it at its April board meeting.
ALBANY — Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne’s bill to block subsidies for wind projects built near Fort Drum passed the Assembly Energy Committee 11-4 late last week.
A wind farm developer has offered a deal hard to refuse: three-quarters of your electric bill paid for for 30 years. It would be for almost all year-round residents of Hopkinton. Avangrid Renewables says the idea came out of talks with residents.
Town supervisors in Parishville and Hopkinton both questioned Avangrid Renewables most recent Public Involvement Program tracking log update claiming it leaves out meeting dates and misrepresented an incident at a meeting.
The developer of the Galloo Island Wind project argued that its application should be deemed complete by the state entity reviewing it in its latest filing.
Yates town supervisor calls filing ‘slipshod’
REDFIELD — Residents and attorneys argued on Friday that nine proposed local laws created to regulate wind farm development could have unintended consequences for the town’s livelihood.
Hopkinton Town Supervisor Sue Wood wants a new wind law in place prior to Avangrid Rewnewables filing its application with the state siting board. Wood said she was advised by a lawyer to pass a law “as soon as possible.”
Following some incorrect information, the Hopkinton Town Board learned that it does not have to revise its wind law before Avangrid Renewables files its application for a wind farm.
Years after wind projects went up in Sheldon and Orangeville, in Wyoming County, residents remain divided on the value and consequences of the developments.