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By Sean Teehan, Cape Cod Times, April 6, 2013
FALMOUTH — When Mark Cool started getting pressure headaches while gardening on his two woodland acres, he thought he might have a brain tumor.
A doctor suggested allergies, but medication didn’t work, Cool said. Then, his wife and neighbors complained of lost sleep, headaches and tinnitus.
“It wasn’t until that time that I really started saying, ‘Man, the only thing different in the neighborhood … (is) the wind turbine,’” Cool said recently. Continue reading
Jane Welsh is sending the following Letter to the Editor to local news media and asked us to share it with you.
TO THE EDITOR,
The Madison Planning Board’s workshop to consider the Wind Advisory Committee’s proposed wind law was not only a sham, it was also profoundly depressing. I was naïve. I believed that the hard work of the Committee would be appreciated. I was (and still am) proud of the result: a proposed law that represents an honest and thoughtful attempt to balance the interests of those members of this community who wish to live close to and among industrial machines and those who do not. Unfortunately, neither the Committee nor the proposed law has been or will be given honest and thoughtful consideration by the Town’s officials. Continue reading
If you missed the Madison Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd – or want to refresh your memory of the workshop on the proposed wind law – click here to view the entire meeting on YouTube.
Mid-January: Wind Advisory Committee Report and proposed law submitted to Planning Board Chairman for distribution to Planning Board members
February 6: Regular meeting of Planning Board — NO ACTION
February 9: Madison Matters delivers power point presentation explaining proposed law and its goals. No Planning Board member or Town Board member in attendance.
March 6: Regular meeting of Planning Board — Board voted to accept the report and proposed law for review by the Planning Board
The March 6 Planning Board meeting turned out to be a blueprint for how not to run a meeting. About forty members of the public attended this meeting in anticipation of hearing the Planning Board discuss aspects of the proposed law, take action upon it and announce the selection of a new Planning Board member. Instead, those in attendance sat or stood in a hot room and spilled into the hallway as the Planning Board rejected requests to relocate the meeting to the Firehouse. Continue reading
Two wind turbines towering above the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, Mass., were intended to produce green energy and savings — but they’ve created angst and division, and may now be removed at a high cost as neighbors complain of noise and illness.
“It gets to be jet-engine loud,” said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines. They say the impact on their health has been devastating. They’re suffering headaches, dizziness and sleep deprivation and often seek to escape the property where they’ve lived for more than 20 years.