Monthly Archives: December 2016

Phil Scott and the end of turbines on state’s ridgelines?

St. Albans Messenger, Editorial, 12/30/16 One of Gov. elect Phil Scott’s most vocal constituencies is the anti-wind coalition and he intends to heed their fondest wish by pursuing a moratorium on largescale industrial wind turbines proposed for the state’s ridgelines. … Continue reading

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I’m an expert in common sense and I’d oppose Swanton wind

Saint Albans Messenger; December 27, 2016 I grew up in St. Albans, graduated from BFA, left to “find myself ” and eventually retired from a successful career in federal law enforcement. I now live an enjoyable, retired lifestyle in sunny … Continue reading

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Wind conference approved

Saint Albans Messenger; December 21, 2016 By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The town selectboard confirmed the details of an upcoming workshop regarding Swanton Wind, approved revisions to the municipal energy plan and announced the formation of a … Continue reading

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Swanton wind turbines could be even larger than 499 feet

Saint Albans Messenger; December 17, 2016 The Kingdom Wind industrial wind turbines in Lowell, Vermont were proposed to be Vestas V90 or a comparable Siemens 2.5 MW model. The Vestas V90 is a 3.0 megawatt turbine that stands 449 feet … Continue reading

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Obviously noise standards for wind turbines aren’t accurate

Saint Albans Messenger; December 10, 2016 Thank you for the opportunity to respectfully respond to the article ““Scientist: No ill effects from turbine sound”. I was referred to as “irate” when holding firm to protecting neighbors. The first-time meeting with … Continue reading

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Swanton Wind: You can paint a pig any color, but still a pig

Saint Albans Messenger; December 7, 2016 After reading the article in Saturday’s Messenger concerning Swanton Wind, I was amused at the statements of Anthony Iarrapino, the lawyer representing Swanton Wind. It seems that the new mantra to try to shove … Continue reading

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Swanton holds hearing on energy

Saint Albans Messenger; December 7, 2016 Three towns discuss wind legal strategy By TOM BENTON Messenger Staff Writer SWANTON — The Swanton Town Selectboard hosted a joint meeting with representatives from the Fairfield and St. Albans town selectboards Tuesday evening … Continue reading

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