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  • Brian Murphy, Antrim<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Robert Varlay, Antrim<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Debbie Eaves, Antrim<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Richard Readel, Antrim<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Tom Cochrain, Antrim<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Tom Masson, Antrim<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Lyle Lucier III, Wilton<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Eryka Sellers, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Clinton Parhiala, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • David Cotzin, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Fred Giaimo, Dublin<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Charles Boutiliere, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • David Cotzin, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Mark Daely, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • William Stanley, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • William Stanley, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Gena Hotaling, Jaffrey<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)
  • Mary Lou Cunningham, New Ipswich<br/>Monadnock region residents share their thoughts about wind power.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Lindsey Arceci)

Do you think wind power is right for this area of New Hampshire?

Debbie Eaves

Antrim

I think it’s a good thing for the economy and the environment here. I think it would be a positive.

Tom Cochrain

Antrim

I’m sick of the politics of it. I wrote a letter to the editor about all the misinformation. You can’t tell whose telling the true story. Some people don’t want it [wind turbines] near their property. But this issue is staring us in the face.

Tom Masson

Antrim

We need to get past this “it’s in my backyard” mentality. You can’t have some things change in society and others not, and expect things to get better.

Robert Varlay

Antrim

I think it’s awesome. I think any type of alternative energy is good. I don’t think windmills are intrusive at all. I drive by the ones in Leominster all the time. I don’t know why people wouldn’t want them.

Richard Readel

Antrim

I’m all for any type of renewable energy. I’ve heard that wind power can take a while to be lucrative. If an area is going to be developed, I’d rather see it developed into a renewable energy source, so that we’re giving back too.

Eryka Sellers

New Ipswich

I know there’s a lot of politics around it. I don’t see a problem with it, they’re just wind turbines.

Clinton Parhiala

New Ipswich

I think the people that are holding out on using wind power are stuck up. New Hampshire has one of the highest electricity bills in the nation. I’m all for any type of renewable energy. They have been using wind turbines in California for years and it’s saving them money.

Lyle Lucier III

Wilton

I have heard complaints about the noise. Having them close to someone’s house could be an issue. It depends on where you put them. I heard that birds flying into them can be an issue, too. On the news, people seemed either really for it or really against it.

David Cotzin

New Ipswich

They don’t produce enough energy for the cost and the ugliness and the [damage]orthwest, There’s no way to keep down the noise. Maybe if they could make them look better, dress them up better. Cell phone towers? They can make them look green or like the wildlife, why can’t they do that for wind turbines? I think we need alternative energy, though.

Fred Giaimo

Dublin

I’ve given this a lot of thought and I think I’m in favor, if it’s clustered and it’s beneficial to the area. In some areas they need to build a road up to where the turbines will be, maintain the road in the winter, maybe hire people to maintain them. But it seems like a lot of work to get the land, build the road, hire people.... It’s got to save money in the long run.Absolutely, put them everywhere. I don’t like the smog that coal make and this way we’re protecting our interest in foreign oil.

William Stanley

New Ipswich

I think it could be used as a source of energy, there’s always a breeze around here. It’s also a source of green energy.

Gena Hotaling

Jaffrey

I’ve seen the one in Gardner near the college, I think they’re beautiful. You have to find the right spot, though, but I think it’s something people should consider.

Mary Lou Cunningham

New Ipswich

I think we need to start thinking futuristically. We need to have alternative means of energyI think wind power is great. Too bad the area [Antrim Wind]y picked is conservation land. People who are against alternative energy should look at their own property and see what they can do.. We can’t keep depending on fossil fuels.

Brian Murphy

Antrim

Mark Daely

New Ipswich

but three or four of them around here? What good is that going to do? And they’re ugly, too.

Charles Boutiliere

New Ipswich

t does to wildlife. I do think we need alternative energy. I think they’re good if you put 200 up in the N

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