BP - The Beast is Dead!
BP - The Beast is Dead!
Can you believe it?
A small band of over –the-hill misfits beat the fourth largest corporation in the world and saved their town. Congratulations to all my readers and all those people who have supported and commented on issues related to wind development and wind corruption. February 26 will long be remembered as the date in our history where the redcoats were sent packing the third time in 250 years!
Thank you all!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Land leases tied to the project will be terminated effective March 31, and meteorological towers will be taken down “as soon as reasonably possible” this spring, according to letters BP sent to wind leaseholders. Continue...
In his very first sentence Mr. Pearson once again demonstrates his ability to distort the truth.
"I would like the citizens of Cape Vincent to consider this. We recently went through the election process, and in this process the Democrats and CFG were accused of trying to take the voting rights of summer residents away."
Using the wording that "the Democrats and CFG were accused of trying to take the voting rights of summer residents away." suggests innocence on the part of Mr. Pearson and his cohorts, but in reality they did attempt to deny citizens the right to vote.
This past election season in Cape Vincent Mr. Pearson and the Democrats engaged in a smear campaign in order to improve their chances at the polls. When the Democrats discovered the election would be decided by absentee votes, they filed a lawsuit to have many of these votes discarded.
The Democratic candidates Paul Aubertine, Dennis Pearson and Al Wood challenged a large number of absentee ballots based on residency issues.
Below is the list of seasonal voters challenged by Aubertine, Pearson and Wood that was provided by the Jefferson County Board of Elections through a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request:
Attempts at denying seasonal residents their rights to vote is nothing new in Cape Vincent, prior to the 2011, election
Harold L. Wiley, a lifelong Cape Vincent resident, and chairman of the local Democratic Party submitted a petition to the Town Board urging intervention in stopping what he called voter fraud.
Link here to read more
Link to original list
Link here to read original verified complaint filed by Aubertine, Pearson & Wood
Page 10 for paragraphs (9) & (10)
1000 Islands council launches website for French visitors
The website aims to introduce French-speaking residents from Quebec to the Thousand Islands region across the north country and southeastern Ontario.
This website is very well done however, I was surprised to note that the only mention of Cape Vincent was a link to the visit the 1000 Islands web site giving a list of places to stay.There was no other reference to Cape Vincent, there was no mention of Tibbetts Point lighthouse as an attraction and notably no mention of Cape Vincent's French Fest.
Visit new website at this link
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Presented at the 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America San Francisco, California, 2–6 December 2013
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 20, 040008 (2014) Published online 26 March 2014
Download original document: “A critical analysis of: Wind turbine health impact study: report of independent expert panel”
TIMES STAFF WRITER
CLAYTON — Members of 10 communities from the Thousand Islands region met Friday to learn about the progress toward putting the region on the map large scale for tourism.
The Thousand Islands regional assessment project advisory committee meeting was held Friday with more than 50 members of the communities involved in the project to expand tourism. Town of Hammond Supervisor Ronald W. Bertram said a Scenic Area of Statewide Significance grant would help the area become a more viable tourism destination. Continue...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
PITTSFIELD -- One of nine people allegedly involved in the theft of copper wire from an area wind farm denied 10 charges and was released on personal recognizance.
The Massachusetts State Police allege Gina M. Arnold, 32, of Lee, was involved in the large-scale theft of specially designed copper wire from the Hoosac Wind Project atop Bakke Mountain in Florida and sold the copper in October and November to local scrap metal dealers. Continue...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Here's how we know. Tucked away within the proposal, President Obama is proposing making the wind energy production tax credit permanent.
Mr. Obama’s budget would permanently extend the production tax credit for wind electricity, which expired last year after Congress failed to pass a bill renewing it. Over the next 10 years, the tax credit would cost $19.2 billion, according to the budget plan.
Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) has indicated he wants to pass a bill extending this tax credit and other temporary ones. But it’s unclear whether he has enough support to pass it in the full Senate, and the House seems even less likely to support such a proposal.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
On a recent morning in Boston, Jim Gordon described what it has been like to suffer setback after setback in his quest to build the first offshore wind farm in America. Continue...
With the strong winds blowing across Lakes Erie and Ontario making a large swath of Western New York appealing for wind turbines, advocates said it makes sense for the state to support the development of wind energy as a prime source of renewable energy in the state.Continue...
Friday, March 14, 2014
TIMES STAFF WRITER
CAPE VINCENT— East End Park, situated on the St. Lawrence River in the town, is expected soon to get a locker room facility and open picnic pavilion, made possible in part by a $50,000 grant awarded this month by the state Department of the State.
The $50,000 grant from the State and Municipal Facilities Program was an important piece of funding needed to break ground on the $200,000 project at the public park, a popular venue for scuba divers and swimmers. The project will include a 26-by-70-foot facility with restroom and locker room areas for men and women, Town Supervisor Urban C. Hirschey said.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Iberdrola Renewables — the owner of the Hardscrabble Wind Farm in Fairfield and Norway — has several projects in various stages of development, spokesman Paul Copleman said. He did not go into specifics.
“From Iberdrola Renewables’ perspective, additional bulk transmission could make our upstate, early stage development wind projects more likely to come to market by making their power even more competitive,” Copleman said in an email.
The company, however, is in the throes of a lawsuit with dozens of Herkimer County residents over concerns about the Hardscrabble Wind Farm.
Copleman said they recognize the concerns and are willing to work with the community.
“Any project we pursue would entail a thorough, transparent and inclusive approach to the permitting process,” he said Continue....