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Several Planning Board members said they were intrigued by the project, but for the most part kept opinions to themselves. The one exception was member Carol Spack, who said, "I don't think it's an appropriate site for a wind tower, as great a technology as it is."
The Bourne Planning Board will present a bylaw regulating industrial, commercial and residential wind turbines to the November Town Meeting. The primary focus, however, will be structures in neighborhoods.
PRINCETON— The state Senate has approved an easement across state-owned land to provide access to the town wind farm on the side of Mount Wachusett, Sen. Harriette L. Chandler, D-Worcester, told the Board of Selectmen this week.
"It would be very dependent on the height and how intrusive it would be in the neighborhood," said Welles. "I think it's going to be an extremely informal discussion. I'm interested to hear more about what they're thinking."
With new offshore projects seeming to pop up every month, state Sen. Robert O'Leary has called his bid to pass a state oceans management policy a race against time.
SANDWICH - The zoning board last night unanimously approved two wind turbines in a residential neighborhood, as long as the homeowner can produce evidence they won't generate excessive noise.
The Bourne Planning Board wants to know how and why a wind turbine was built at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School with no consultation from the town.
A plan to build a wind tower in Wareham isn't just hot air anymore.
Recently, some have suggested that Congress is trying to change the rules of the game for the developers of the wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound. Some have even implied that the rules are being unfairly manipulated to sidetrack Cape Wind after years of regulatory review - and millions of dollars expended by the developer. Nothing could be further from truth.
WAREHAM — The special Town Meeting will resume tonight at 7 in the high school auditorium. Most of the remaining business voters must address deals with proposed zoning changes. When Town Meeting begins, voters will first continue discussion of a proposal to prohibit retail business from industrial-zoned properties. They began debating the matter before adjourning last Monday.
HARWICH --- It took town meeting nearly three hours to wade through a 13-article special town meeting Tuesday night, with voters getting bogged down on two zoning amendments, one designed to enhance affordable housing stock and the other allowing residential wind energy systems. The wind system bylaw was approved, while the affordable housing provision was rejected.
Efforts to monitor wind at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station to produce energy through turbines got a chilly reception from Town Council Monday.
HANCOCK — A proposal at Monday night's annual town meeting to limit the height of wind turbines and cell phone towers fell short of a required two-thirds majority, but voters approved a similar zoning bylaw that would restrict the height of new buildings to 50 feet.
In the wake of a closed-door Senate conference committee decision that may doom the Cape Wind project, Sen. Maria Cantwell is calling for Senate hearings to focus more attention "on the federal role in siting offshore alternative energy projects."
A request to ask South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation do a wind-powered energy study at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station will be studied for its feasibility by a town council environmental committee.
WAREHAM — At next month's special Town Meeting, voters will consider a bylaw allowing the construction of wind turbines.
PRINCETON— Proponents of Princeton Municipal Light Department’s proposed windmills filled the meeting room to support the new turbines plan at a Department of Telecommunications and Energy hearing last night.
PRINCETON— Supporters and opponents of the pending windmill project will have another opportunity to have their voices heard, this time to the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, at a public hearing tonight.
Important changes to wind turbine approval process: The wind turbine project will now have at least a three phase approval process.
HANCOCK — A proposed amendment to the town's zoning bylaw would restrict the height of cell phone towers and wind turbines to 120 feet, effectively prohibiting additional commercial wind energy projects.