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Temporary wind power ban on Orland ballot

A 100-plus crowd turned out Wednesday evening for a public conversation about a proposed moratorium on wind power development. That moratorium, which will come to vote at a special town meeting Jan. 20, would prevent the town from accepting any wind power proposals for 180 days.
9 Jan 2015

Canton OKs money to rebuild road; rejects five ordinances

The project is part of a larger plan that could include similar wind projects in the neighboring towns of Dixfield and Carthage. Those projects are also being developed by Patriot Renewables. The company has been working with the three towns for several years. Canton was the only one of the three not to request a moratorium on wind energy projects.
14 Jun 2014

Jonesport to vote on moratorium on new wind energy projects

Jonesport voters will gather at a special town meeting next week to decide on a proposal that would impose a temporary moratorium on new wind energy projects. Officials of the picturesque fishing village have approved two small projects to allow wind turbines to generate power, but the process generated some controversy and opposition.
30 Nov 2013

Residents divided over potential wind project in Orland

Selectman Ed Rankin said he wasn’t sure how the town would vote. He said attendees at a town meeting back in June were evenly divided as to whether or not they supported the project. Travis Bullard, of Eolian Renewable Energy, said that if 51 percent of the voters indicated they were not supportive of the plan, they probably would not go forward with it.
2 Nov 2013

Woodstock selectmen, Patriot Renewables talk changes to wind ordinance

Spruce Mountain Wind representatives last week talked with Woodstock officials about possibly altering the town's new wind ordinance to someday allow them to replace their existing turbines with ones that would be quieter overall. The ordinance restricts future wind projects by imposing a lower maximum decibel level for sound generated by the turbines and greater setback from property lines, along with other requirements.
25 Apr 2013
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