First step in Carthage
To the Editor:
Much to the dismay of wind turbine developer Patriots Renewables of Quincy, Mass., Carthage residents have made a valiant first step in determining whether a project on Saddleback Mountain of Carthage would be beneficial for them. They have chosen, by written petition, to have a town vote to establish a wind moratorium, providing proof that many questions about wind development have yet to be answered.
One fine Carthage citizen spoke up, challenging Patriots Renewables to a public gathering to answer questions from concerned residents.
The wind developer will, in fact, appear in Carthage, June 10 at 7 p.m. to promote their Saddleback project. This same developer has also proposed projects in Dixfield, Woodstock and Canton. They currently operate a 3-turbine complex in Freedom, Maine.
Will there be industrial wind complexes in Carthage or Dixfield or Woodstock or Canton? There are many issues to go over before a decision can be made. This gathering presents the opportunity to address these issues and to get answers directly from the developer. This could be a significant event in the history of Carthage, and for the entire western Maine region.
The people of Carthage deserve a big thank you for petitioning their voices and giving everyone the chance to face-off with what surely will be the most important decision of our time.
Freemont Tibbetts and Dan McKay