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Beekmantown residents organize to combat wind power

BEEKMANTOWN -- Residents are looking to blow back the wind-power project proposed for the Rand Hill Road area.

"We're trying to have some sort of organization process, rather than everybody going every other way," said Tom Flynn, who served as chairperson for a meeting of the residents this week.

Breaking up into small committees, property owners of the Rand Hill Road area organized to find a way to combat the proposed wind-power project of Windhorse Power LLC.

Representatives of Save Upstate New York, a citizens activist group, attended the meeting, which was held in the meeting room of Beekmantown Town Offices.

A video presentation discussed the negative effects of wind turbines on a small community similar to Beekmantown.

"We need to move quickly," said resident Gary Peacock.

One committee's primary purpose was to continue the search for a lawyer, both for legal advice and for the possibility that an Article 78 lawsuit against the town might be necessary.

Save Upstate New York is a citizens group that says it works toward the education of individuals and authorities concerning the effects of wind power on a community and residents. The organization was represented by Ann Brinton at the Beekmantown meeting.

Save Upstate New York has a Web site at www.saveupstateny.org where information is available, as well... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

"We're trying to have some sort of organization process, rather than everybody going every other way," said Tom Flynn, who served as chairperson for a meeting of the residents this week.
 
Breaking up into small committees, property owners of the Rand Hill Road area organized to find a way to combat the proposed wind-power project of Windhorse Power LLC.
 
Representatives of Save Upstate New York, a citizens activist group, attended the meeting, which was held in the meeting room of Beekmantown Town Offices.
 
A video presentation discussed the negative effects of wind turbines on a small community similar to Beekmantown.
 
"We need to move quickly," said resident Gary Peacock.
 
One committee's primary purpose was to continue the search for a lawyer, both for legal advice and for the possibility that an Article 78 lawsuit against the town might be necessary.
 
Save Upstate New York is a citizens group that says it works toward the education of individuals and authorities concerning the effects of wind power on a community and residents. The organization was represented by Ann Brinton at the Beekmantown meeting.
 
Save Upstate New York has a Web site at www.saveupstateny.org  where information is available, as well as portions of the video that the Beekmantown residents presented Monday night.
 
Several Rand Hill Road area residents also have copies of the DVD.


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MAR 31 2006
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