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Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Don't you rightie morons ever get tired of listening to your own blather? I can assure you that the Read Morerest of us do!
Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Make it so simple that even a rightie moron can understand it: Wind / solar equals LIFE! Oil, gas,Read Morec oal, nuclear equals DEATH ! Understand now morons?
Frank Haggerty April 22, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Charles Ochs, An example of misinformed Jill & Joe P. Public. When the sun doesn't shine andRead Morethe wind doesn't blow and all the power plants are shut down you have NO power. The commercial wind turbines actually cause more fuel to be burnt because the wind turbines are going off and on every time the wind changes direction. The commercial wind turbines are causing health and property rights issues. They should have never allowed "Megawatt " turbines next to residential homes in Massachusetts. These state agencies were well aware of noise issues back in 2005 and still went forward -sooner or later the truth will come out - Politicians always rat out their pals when it comes to corruption trials
Ric Werme April 20, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Perhaps Ambrose was trying to keep things simple, but his reference to dBA numbers pretty muchRead Moreexclu de infrasound. The "A" weighting tries to take assign the limit of audibility of different frequencies as 0 dBA, and infrasound pretty much doesn't register since people don't hear it. An unweighted or dBG weighting would make much figures for including the impact of infrasound from these turbines.
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.
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 ?
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Governor Deval Patrick said at the Boston Marathon yesterday : "We share the same fears, theRead Moresa me hopes, the same community," Don't believe a word he says ! Massachusetts has been suffering from commercial wind turbine torture for four years he has done nothing to stop it. Falmouth Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly placed wind turbines in the United States -For the sake of humanity stop the torture !
Paul Shaw April 15, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Nepotism, cronyism and patronage are a routine form of governance. Three disgraced former HouseRead MoreSpea kers made a visit to the State House, they were greeted with a standing ovation from legislators whose office they dishonored. Massachusetts is notorious for helping family and friends ease onto the state payroll system . Just sayin.....
Frank Haggerty April 15, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Deval Patrick said today at the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings , "We share theRead Moresam e fears, the same hopes, the same community," - Don't believe a word he says ! If he really cared he would do something about the wind turbine victims in Massachusetts. The wind turbine victims are bleeding from the inside out !
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Wind turbine evidence of two types of noise has been known since 2004. Studies world wide areRead Moreshowin g the mistakes made placing wind turbines too close to residential homes. We can thank God that the Falmouth wind turbines will never run 24 hours a day ever again. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center admission that they sited commercial wind turbines too close to homes in the past and now look at 2000 feet as a minimum proves many wind turbines in Massachusetts are causing health problems and constitutional residential rights problems. These type of megawatt turbines need 3000 foot setbacks. They should be moved to somewhere away from the public where they won't be a nuisance and a health issue for up to 200 homes
mark cool April 17, 2014 at 07:09 AM
Blowin seems to encourage, from his selective report points, that no more investigation isRead Morenecessary . Where the MA DEP/DPH critique actually supports further study providing more definitive answers. Why would a independent state commissioned panel recommend "further study" on the subject if no association between cause and effect exists? Yet another example of unfounded denial by the "earth-is-flat" faithful.
Frank Haggerty April 17, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Governor Patrick is in denial. He came into office in 2007 and has had a series of renewable energy Read Morefailures, Evergreen Solar, battery storage company and placing wind turbines too close to residential homes. The governor has failed the citizens of Massachusetts building a wind turbine blade testing factory in Charlestown with NO blades to test and a 100 million dollar ocean wind turbine port in New Bedford with NO ocean wind turbines. Look at the scorecard our local and state officials have followed him and now he is thinking of a presidential run ? Our governor will be remembered as some one who hurt hundreds if not thousands of people through a wind turbine bunco scheme that all the local politicians got sold on. TIME TO ASSESS THE SITUATION
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 05:40 PM
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Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Folks , Here is the offer that Town Manager Julian Suso told you April 7, 2014 at Town Meeting that Read Morethe Town of Falmouth received no documentation. On March 26, 2014 ten days before Town Meeting the Mass Clean Energy Center released this press release with quotes from Julian Suso . If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck it is a duck ! Here is the offer ten days before Town Meeting : http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
Frank Haggerty April 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Folks Please read the truth ,March 26, 2014 : “The action of the Massachusetts Clean EnergyRead MoreCe nter to grant the Town of Falmouth financial assistance is a recognition of the ongoing strong partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the development of wind energy and other renewable energy facilities in Falmouth,” said Falmouth Town Manager Julian M. Suso. http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project
ifish02719 April 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM
NEE, You're describing engineering in the days of the dinosaurs. These are the days of disruption Read Moreand failing fast to get on to the next best idea. No one at SpaceX or Apple or Tesla ever wrote a feasibility report. And those young 20's whizz kids who are building this stuff sure don't think of themselves as "junior engineers". 10 years from now we will be on to the second or third wave of grid level storage with ideas that no one has even thought of yet. And yes, its going to be a bumpy ride. Hold on.
Charles Ochs April 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM
A famous quote had "Nero fiddling while Rome burned". Today we have "MoronsRead Morehaggling, lying and obfuscating while the planet heats up" Some things never change, do they?
NortheasternEE April 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Car batteries date back before the 20's. Wind pumping water uphill goes back to Romans. - TeslaRead Moreis going the way of DeLorean. :-)
mark cool April 14, 2014 at 04:46 AM
Ikea is putting the US taxpayer's money where their mouth is in that they’re living up toRead Morethei r corporate responsibility. Building a wind farm in downstate Illinois large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy a single kilowatt of power again. All on the coattails of federal subsidies (you the tax payer) - "But right now wind power is a struggling business. Cheap natural gas and the end of a federal tax break for wind-power producers have left wind generation unprofitable." "The key federal subsidy for wind-energy generation, the Production Tax Credit, expired at the end of 2013. Right now, Olson acknowledges, wind-power generation needs government incentives to make money." "“We will not lose money during this process.”" http://www.commercial-news.com/local/x1445038983/IKEA-buying-wind-energy-project
Blowin Smoke April 12, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Ms. Hobart writes "the public is not even involved... Its just a bunch of town meeting members Read Morein Falmouth". But Falmouth's 244 town meeting representatives ARE THE PUBLIC, and are elected by every precinct. They aren't some clique of politicians - they're your neighbors, and their names are all listed at: http://www.falmouthmass.us/clerk/tm16.pdf
David Moriarty April 13, 2014 at 09:15 AM
It's time for Falouth to have a open town meeting for all citizens of Falmouth to attend andRead Morevote.We have lost control of our town.
Steve Jarret April 16, 2014 at 05:30 AM
Vt. Couple Gets $1.3M in Wind Turbine Settlement MONTPELIER, Vt . (AP) — A Vermont coupleRead Morewho se Northeast Kingdom farm became a focal point in the fight against construction of a 21-turbine industrial wind project on Lowell Mountain said Monday that they were selling their 540-acre farm to Green Mountain Power for $1.3 million . In announcing they had agreed to settle a lawsuit over a boundary dispute filed against them by GMP, Don and Shirley Nelson said they felt they could have won in court, but it would not have led to the removal of the now-operating turbines. Even if victorious in court, it's doubtful they would have received more than the $1.3 million they will get for the sale of their property and the legal case could have lingered for years, the Nelsons said. "The Nelsons intend to move from their farm to a location well away from the turbines," their statement said.
Paul Shaw April 10, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Town Manager Julian Suso said the town has not received an agreement ????? JustRead Moresayin.... http://ww w.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140409/NEWS/404090325/-1/NEWS
mark cool April 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Wind Spin 101 ~ I find it ironic that Mr. Suso proclaims that a significant amount ofRead Moremisinformatio n has been generated on this article, when he, the primary town negotiator with Mass CEC, offers no information what so ever relative the negotiations he has been apart. Either he has been delinquent in his task (which would make him privy to terms) or he hides something that otherwise may have derailed the adoption of the article. It's obvious he knows more than his nice speech let on. SPIN
Frank Haggerty April 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM
The wind turbine projects in Massachusetts have a long history of leaving out negative informationRead Morea bout commercial wind turbine projects. Mr. Suso offered the suggestion that all the emails and news stories about Article 25 were misinformed yet in front of the entire Town of Falmouth Town Meeting never told about the negotiations with the Mass Clean Energy Center and never informed the public what was going on with the offer. The information came from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Press Release which was reported in the Cape Cod Times and WXTK radio two days in a row. Do people deserve to know the truth, even if it isn't in their best interest? Is truth always the best choice of action? In "On the Decay of the Art of Lying,"
mark cool April 10, 2014 at 08:13 AM
So much for Blowin’s ‘Bro-mance’ on Mr. Suso. One year ago Mr. Suso stood inRead Moresuppo rt of Selectmen and the Finance Committee to fund the removal of the Town’s turbines. Two night ago, he apparently forgot the history of this town problem. Mr. Suso clearly clearly fails to understand business principle, and the simple actuality of what was proposed in Article 25. The article was premised on the false notion that the wind projects were approved based on "sound" logic and science that somehow qualified them to be a legitimate business operation. How can this project be considered a sound business worth promoting when; it requires subsidies to exist, and more important - It Violates the Law? The simple truth clearly missed by many folks is that we continue to throw money at a project that’s a terrible investment and that continues to break the law - absurd! As for Town Meeting passing Article 26 (authorizes $46.5 million for the design and construction of a water treatment system to alleviate “repeated water quality problems” experienced by municipal water customers). Only a year ago at Town Meeting, after “repeated noise problems” experienced by municipal citizens, Town Meeting rejected removal of the wind turbine noise sources. The town body has become hypocritical if one basic health need is worthy of financial remediation, but another basic health need is not.
digger April 10, 2014 at 09:39 AM
I am reminded of a quote worth considering as it surely applies to this ongoing lunacy andRead Moreillegalit y: Martin Luther King observed: "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" Mr. Cool is exactly right, "How can the Falmouth wind project be considered a "sound business operation" if it violates several laws and regulations? Mr. Suso is perpetrating continued negligence...willful or otherwise.
mark cool April 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Regarding the '$300,000 from the town's free cash into the reserve fund that cushions knownRead Moreshortfal ls in the town's wind turbine operating revenue.' A reserve fund is to be used for extraordinary and unforeseen expenditures - according to the town's finance director and the town's own definition. The reserve account funds cannot be used for known reoccurring operating expenditures. Mr. Suso, in his Dec 23, 2013 Budget message to Selectmen quite clearly stated that FY2015's reoccurring operating wind debt was $176,589 and added the future reoccurring operating wind debt will increase to between $250K - $280 annually. And according to Ms. Petit and the town's own definition, the General Fund (not a Reserve Account) is to support the needs of the operating budget. If the Wind Energy Reserve ($300K from the TM and likely the 'bribe' from the state -$500K) is to be used to pay operating costs, then the Town is not following it's own rule.
Blowin Smoke April 08, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Mr. Haggerty often refers to his imaginary law requiring 2000 ft. setbacks. That law doesn'tRead Moreexist. (Anyone who disagrees, do everyone a favor and post the relevant section of state or federal law). Repetition of nonsense doesn't make it true.
Brian Elder April 08, 2014 at 06:46 PM
I don't see where Mr. Haggerty says 2000' is law. Dr. Smoke, do you own a wind turbine?