Resignations are not necessary
To the editor:
I am writing in response to an article published in the Feb. 18 edition of this newspaper concerning Antrim resident, Brian Beihl’s, absurd request that Antrim Selectman Gordon Webber and Town Administrator Galen Stearns resign.
Mr. Beihl doesn’t want a wind farm in Antrim, and he is entitled to his opinion. But the fact remains that the great majority of people in Antrim do, and the Board of Selectmen (both with and without Mr. Webber on the board) has rightly advocated for the best interests of the town as they continue to adhere to the wishes of the majority of Antrim voters.
The statements made by Gordon Webber, who was not an elected official at the time, and Galen Stearns are their personal opinions and their personal thoughts on whether a wind farm would be a good thing in Antrim. Simply because Mr. Beihl doesn’t like what they have to say doesn’t make them wrong or anything they said improper. In fact when Gordon Webber was re-elected by a large majority in 2013, it was well known that he was a supporter of wind energy in Antrim.
The minority of folks who don’t want to see a wind farm in Antrim seem to be willing to do or say anything to try to stop one from coming. I think Gordon Webber has it right; we need to think globally and act locally. I encourage people to go see the video online — take a look at what Mr. Beihl thinks is so objectionable and decide for yourselves: http://antrim-wind.com/2012/03/27/local-voices. If you decide, like me, that these are reasonable statements from reasonable people, then let them know. And let everyone else know by voting yes on Amendment 5 in support of the wind ordinance to regulate wind farms in Antrim.