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"I think my whole neighborhood probably heard me scream, 'wahoo,'" Britton said. "I knew that I would see [the turbines] from my front windows. I moved here, to a town of 500 people and got out of a big city, for a big reason — not to be industrialized. I just can't let it happen near me."
Town Supervisor Susan Wood says she can’t be bought and questions tactics used by wind developer Avangrid in its attempt to build a 27-turbine wind farm in her town.
The wind company proposing a 27-tower wind farm in Hopkinton no longer has an office in Parishville. Avangrid has removed their sign outside the Silver Cafe which they had been renting for their office for the past several months.
Zach Cohen, who came within a handful of votes of becoming East Hampton Town supervisor, is urging town officials to reject Deepwater Wind’s plan to build 15 wind turbines off the coast of Montauk.
Ethical issues and conflicts of interest over not allowing a town council member to vote resulted in a tie in an attempt to appoint Wind Advisory Board members.
“I can't even imagine what Avangrid is thinking - considering that the majority of people are against 500 foot towers. Lawyers from the wind farm company last month requested that Hopkinton town officials allow the turbine tip height to increase from 500 feet to 600 feet.
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.