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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

March 28, 2017 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Scientist tells St. Lawrence County legislators wind turbines don’t cause health problems

CANTON – A scientist affiliated with the proposed North Ridge Wind Farm project told St. Lawrence County legislators Monday night that numerous studies show wind turbines do not cause adverse health impacts, but opponents dispute his claims. Christopher Ollson, an environmental health scientist from the Toronto area, spoke during a presentation by Avangrid Renewables, the developer of a proposed industrial wind farm in the towns of Parishville and Hopkinton. The controversial project has drawn opposition from some citizens who argue that . . .

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March 25, 2017 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Tompkins County to hold public meeting about renewable energy systems

The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability is holding a public meeting on Wednesday March 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. The County is asking participants to identify any concerns they have with the deployment of wind and solar energy systems and local regulation of those developments. The Department will be sharing the input with local government officials. This is the second public meeting on renewable energy systems . . .

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March 23, 2017 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Parishville business owner plans to move if wind power approved

In response to “Respect Opinions Over Proposed Wind Towers” which appeared in the March 15-21 issue of North Country This Week: I’d like to say that the writer would do well to follow his own advice regarding civility. I am the business woman from Parishville whom he referred to as “acting like a spoiled child” in a recent Hopkinton town meeting. This grave insult was hurled at me because I simply stated the fact that I planned to move my . . .

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March 22, 2017 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines are politically motivated energy goal

In response to the March 15-22 North Country This Week Letter to the Editor: “Proposed Wind Farms: Change Is Never Easy: apparently Iberdrola Renewables is feeling a need to ramp up their messaging operation in St. Lawrence County. Bill starts out making essentially the same tired old argument that wind developers have been making to hesitant community members for a long time. They try to tell us that we are stubborn fuddy-duddies resistant to change and progress. Often that point . . .

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March 21, 2017 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Town of Hopkinton passes wind turbine moratorium; councilman does not believe it will make a difference

HOPKINTON – The Town of Hopkinton passed a moratorium on proposed wind turbines at a town board meeting March 20. The moratorium was passed with a 2-1 vote, according to Town Councilman Steve Parker Jr. Town council member Susan Lyon and Town Supervisor Susan Wood voted in favor while Parker voted against the moratorium. Avangrid Renewable plans to erect 40 wind towers that are about 500 feet high on land in Hopkinton and Parishville. Parker said two people abstained from the . . .

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March 21, 2017 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind towers in Bellmont also meet town noise-level restrictions

Russell acknowledged that the wind turbines generate noise — even more than the turbines installed in Chateaugay by Noble Environmental Power nearly a decade ago. But because the turbines meet the standards set by town law, there is little the town can do, he said.

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March 18, 2017 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Under new energy law, will it matter if these SLC towns say no to wind farms?

A commercial wind farm that’s been on the back burner in St. Lawrence County appears to be moving forward. This month, residents of Hopkinton and Parishville got their first look at a mockup of the North Ridge Wind Farm. The 100-megawatt project would put as many as 10 turbines in Parishville and 30 in Hopkinton. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in 2019. While many local people have gotten on board – even leasing out their land to the developer, Avangrid . . .

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March 18, 2017 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Weather service concerned that wind farm could interfere with local forecasts

National Weather Service officials are concerned that the latest wind project from Avangrid Renewables proposed in Worth and Redfield would interfere with collecting data for local weather forecasts. Jessica A. Schultz, the radar program manager for the National Weather Service, said Mad River Wind Farm, proposed by Avangrid Renewables’s subsidiary Atlantic Wind LLC, would contaminate precipitation and wind data collected by the radar station in Montague, potentially leading to errors in weather forecasts. The weather station is located south of . . .

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March 17, 2017 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Opinion: put differences aside on wind tower matter, say Parishville couple

The proposed industrial wind turbine “farm” is not welcomed by the majority of the people. It will inhibit our view of the sky, cause health problems for people and animals, and cost this community, and surrounding communities a fortune in lost property values and revenue. At a recent town hall meeting in Hopkinton, one of the contract holders stated, “Where is National Grid based?” This was in response to the issue of Iberdrola being out of Spain. Well, this was . . .

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March 17, 2017 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Fishermen skeptical as wind fans rejoice

More than 150 people crowded into Clinton Academy in East Hampton last Thursday for a look at the future of electricity generation, as representatives of Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island company, presented its recently approved plan to construct a wind farm 30 miles offshore. Those in attendance, including officials in East Hampton Town and Village government, were generally enthusiastic about the project. However, members of the commercial fishing industry, some of whom were at the meeting, continue to criticize the . . .

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