Massachusetts State Senator Therese Murray is retiring.
Therese Murray has represented the Plymouth and Barnstable District. The Town of Falmouth is within this portion of the district.
The job of state senator pays around $62,000.00. The pay could go as high as six figures with leadership stipends, expenses and reimbursements. In other words the job as your local state senator could pay over $100,000.00.
Internationally and nationally Falmouth has gained the distinction of ground zero for poorly placed commercial megawatt wind turbines in the United States.
The wind turbines were installed between 2009 and 2010. There is no doubt the community has been torn apart.
Former Massachusetts State Representative Matthew Patrick lost his re-election to the Third Barnstable seat in 2010.
Many believe that Matt Patricks' support for the WESRA, Wind Energy Siting Reform Act ended his political career. The act would take control away from local boards allowing larger turbines than those existing anywhere in Falmouth or any community.
Former Rep. Matthew Patrick a pro wind candidate was defeated in 2010.
Matt Patrick kicked off his campaign for the state senate seat in a tavern on July 1,2014.
The big question for the November 2014 election is what is Massachusetts going to do with all the poorly placed commercial wind turbines causing health and property rights takings in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center admitted prior to 2013 they placed commercial wind turbines including the Falmouth wind turbines Ad Hoc.
Today the Mass CEC looks at setbacks of over 2000 feet from commercial wind turbines.
Falmouth like at least twenty other communities in Massachusetts has thousands of certified noise complaints. Fairhaven has homes less than 1000 feet from commercial wind turbines.
The Massachusetts state legislature overseas the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The politicians who enacted legislation like the Green Community Act and placed commercial wind turbine Ad Hoc need to step up to the plate and apologize for the mistakes.
Governor Patrick signed the Green Communities Act into law in 2008.
In Massachusetts they used to say NIMBY ,not in my back yard. You don't
hear that anymore because today NIMBY means next it may be you.