I recently kayaked around Newfound Lake. This is a stunning and unique lake. It not only offers great beauty but also offers me a free drink during my expedition. It has always been my favorite lake and to me its sweeping 360 degree water views from Bristol to Hebron are spectacular.
Newfound Lake is so highly regarded that many residents, both past and present, have donated their lands in hopes to preserve the lake’s charm. Yet in spite of this, the state is promoting industrial wind turbine sites all around this extraordinary and special place.
The promotion of the Groton Wind Farm with its 24 industrial turbines was done quietly and quickly. To many of us it was a surprise. That’s because of wind farm developers announce their wind project plans shortly after summer residents leave.
It goes to show you how summer residents are valued. Your voices count and should be heard on this matter. If all proposed projects get built out, this wonderful, stunningly scenic place will be littered with 125 huge industrial wind turbines surrounding it.
I have summered in Bridgewater since the early 1970s. Many of you don’t know me, but you can see that I have a passionate love for this lake. When my parents first discovered this lake they were awed by its spectacular beauty.
I strongly believe that industrial wind developments around this lake is a travesty that we will come to regret. I am angry that the political climate of today, that has allowed such unjustified destruction of our lakes region to take place.
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