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Paul Shaw April 24, 2014 at 10:19 AM
The state of Massachusetts, in its nutty political devotion to wind-power has lost sight of itsRead Moreduty to the people and the constitution of government. Just sayin......
Frank Haggerty April 23, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Second Bowhead whale spotted off Cape Cod- Endangered Species Vs Cape Wind ?Read More http://www.capecodonl ine.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140423/NEWS/404230332
Frank Haggerty April 23, 2014 at 08:56 AM
The Bowhead whale brings up serious issues with Cape Wind and the 2009 antique wind turbine farmRead Morepro posal. These whales are endangered species. Do you kill the Bowhead whale or the Cape Wind project ? The US District Court ruled that two federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act in their review of Cape Wind.. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service have been mandated by the courts to revisit Cape Wind’s impacts on migrating birds and endangered right whales in Nantucket Sound due to violations of environmental protection law. The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is a species of the right whale family. Now lets look also at the Bowhead whales. Bowheads are protected under the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Time for another review or is Nantucket Sound just the wrong place to build 130 wind turbines ?
Dismantle the Cape Commission April 22, 2014 at 01:50 AM
The Cape Cod Commission wages economic war upon the public.
Eric Highview April 24, 2014 at 08:35 AM
Who cares, the cape is basically paved over now. The bays are polluted, there is too much traffic,Read Moret he restaurants are horrible, and the housing is too expensive and low quality. Furthermore, the beaches have been mostly illegally deemed private. It's over. The demographics don't help keep families here either. Older folks retire here on a fixed income and right or wrong, don't feel good about paying for schools for someone else's kids. The cape is simply overdeveloped at this point. So, there is really no need for the Cape Cod Commission, as there isn't really anything left to preserve.
Frank Haggerty April 23, 2014 at 09:30 AM
The accusation “is he handed out these jobs, like lollipops, to legislators who were able toRead Morep ick their friends, and neighbors,” Assistant US Attorney Fred M. Wyshak Jr. said. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/23/judge-probation-case-asks-prosecutors-define-bribery-allegations/at5jepORrIadPvUW3uv4eM/story.html
Charles Ochs April 23, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Troll Alert--Wind will be supplemented by Hydro, which ( for the benefit of morons) runs 24 / 7.Read MoreYou r arguments are, as usual, ridiculous. Hope the checks are still coming. Maybe you should consider getting a real job-something that actually creates some value to Earth?
NortheasternEE April 24, 2014 at 06:36 AM
Balancing wind with hydro does not avoid carbon. The added cost of wind is for nothing in return!
Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM
digger April 22, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Ric Werme, I believe Ambrose was speaking to the fact that, here in MA, our regulations ONLYRead Moreaddres s dB(A). He certainly does NOT believe that testing and regulations should avoid mention of, or testing for, Low Frequency emissions. MA officials ignore all BUT dB(A)...and for the communities that have negligently sited turbines so CLOSE to residential homes dB(A) IS A PROBLEM.
Eric Highview April 24, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Harley Davidson motorcycles are legal and way louder than a wind turbine. People should stopRead Morecomplai ning about wind turbines, they do more good than a Harley Davidson.
Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM
No, these turbines will NOT come down. This situation is parallel to the one in Falmouth, and willRead Moreh ave the same result. The town will NOT vote the $$ to do this, and besides, the vast majority of citizens in BOTH towns are well aware of the dangers of climate change / sea level rise, and WANT a solution.
Blowin Smoke April 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Mr. Haggerty, if wind turbines are "Satan's work" then what are coal mines and oil rigs?
Frank Haggerty April 20, 2014 at 11:07 AM
First Wind is an independent North American wind energy company base in Boston, Massachusetts. TheRead Mores econdary headquarters are Maui, Hawaii. It's more than a coincidence that the company chose the two locations. One is Boston Massachusetts because of Governor Patrick and the second Hawaii is because of President Obama. We do know money has been pouring out the back door of Beacon Hill into the hands of commercial wind turbine contractors. Your local politicians in fact represent the interest of the wind turbine contractors and not the people who represented them. This is about taking peoples health and residential property rights for a Green Energy "Agenda" that does nothing but put money in the pockets of corrupt politicians and wind turbine contractors. We all need to pray to stop the wind turbine torture of our neighbors - And Blowin Smoke you are part of the evil that is destroying communities all across Massachusetts
Blowin Smoke April 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Mr. Haggerty - from what you're telling us, perhaps exorcisms would prevent the gearbox failures?
Frank Haggerty April 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM
To Report Corruption In Massachusetts : Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley 105 Read MoreWilliam Street New Bedford, MA 02740-6257 Telephone: (508) 990-9700 Carmen M. Ortiz the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200 Boston, MA 02210 Main Phone: (617) 748-3100
Paul Shaw April 19, 2014 at 01:54 PM
You may apply for an abatement if your property is: 1) overvalued (assessed value is more than fair Read Morecash value on January 1 for any reason, including clerical and data processing errors or assessment of property that is non-existent or not taxable to you), 2) disproportionately assessed in comparison with other properties, 3) classified incorrectly as residential, open space, commercial or industrial real property, or 4) partially or fully exempt. Just sayin.... https://malegislature.gov/laws/generallaws/parti/titleix/chapter59/section64
Frank Haggerty April 19, 2014 at 02:54 PM
It sounds like the local assessor is doing the right thing when presented some evidence. I wouldRead Moreno te that, in general, values have increased since January 2012, so the 22% reduction may be a little low. The toughest part of doing paired sales studies is waiting for nearby homes to sell, one by one, when the owner is willing to discount enough to attract a buyer. The loss of Malaysian Airline plane and all the people on board is ALSO statistically insignificant, as measured against all flights and passengers during the last 10 years. But only a heartless moron would consider using the word “insignificant”, when describing the loss.
Blowin Smoke April 18, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Apparently Falmouth has something in common with county Mayo. The article cited by Mr. Cool refers Read Moreto "scaremongering of the worst type".
mark cool April 19, 2014 at 07:03 AM
Or, Blowin... a total disregard for the public's best interest
brian elder April 19, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Dr. Smoke,, are you Dan Webb?
Blowin Smoke April 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM
The last paragraph in Mr. Haggerty's post is significant. "On Tuesday, Mr. Osuch said this was Read Morejust one of several court challenges Windwise has initiated. He said judges have ruled in the town’s favor so far." In other words, Windwise is losing these cases, but towns must waste taxpayer dollars to fend off their frivolous suits.
sue hobart April 18, 2014 at 07:32 AM
so blowing smoke is happy the towns can torture their residents....
Frank Haggerty April 18, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Judge Angel Kelly Brown was appointed by Governor Patrick it will be interesting to see if theRead Moredecis ion she hands down is political. Another note is Fairhaven Town Attorney said the judge will hand down a quick decision. The case ended on April 6 it's been 12 days since the trial ended. It's not a quick decision and you wonder who the Fairhaven Town Attorney represents the wind turbine contractors or the taxpayers of Fairhaven ?