May 26, 2019

Tilting at windmills

It amazes me how there is always resistance when any industry attempts a move into Maine. On one hand, people complain about their inability to find good-paying jobs in Maine. On the other hand, they complain how they can’t stand to look at a string of windmills stretched out on a ridge. It is about time people come to their senses and prioritize.

When it comes to all the different types of industry that could be moving in, we have the chance to make wind power as important to the Maine economy as paper mills once were.

I have stood under the windmills at Mars Hill and under others in Iowa. At no time did the slight noise from the blades interfere with my ability to hear the sounds of nearby traffic.

In a perfect world, the hills of Maine would be free of windmills, the streets paved in gold and we all could “summer” in Florida.

The world is not perfect, the streets barely get paved, I don’t even like Florida and windmills should go up all over the state.

Ron Porter


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