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Wicked Local Kingston Picks up Chronicle Story

February 2, 2015

click to watch the videoThe WCVB TV5 Boston news magazine, Chronicle, noted the issues raised by wind plants for turbine neighbors in Kingston (“Too Close for Comfort” 1/22/15).  Noise and strobing are the tangible effects, but lack of transparency in the siting process and in the production output is also cited as a factor in the piece.

Reporter Kathryn Gallerani revisited  the piece in “Channel 5 program focuses on Kingston wind” in Wicked Local Kingston (2/2/15), giving readers the quotes from the piece, which are absent from WCVB’s transcript.Doreen-Reilly-interview-Chronicle

“Our quality of life is important, and I don’t think the town of Kingston took the residents into consideration that would be the most affected by the turbine,” she said. “I don’t think anybody did it maliciously. I don’t think people realized what they were actually voting on. Even the people in charge didn’t realize what they were doing. They weren’t educated.”

Chronicle‘s J. C. Monahan interviewed wind neighbor Doreen Reilly and wind booster Tom Bott, Kingston’s Town Planner. Predictably Bott labeled suffers as being annoyed. Monahan offered push-back, “for people in that situation it’s more than an annoyance, it reduces their quality of life.” Neither brought up the technical/medical use of the term “annoyance” to mean severe impacts such as sleep disruption, headaches, nausea, vertigo and other health effects attributable to industrial wind turbines.

For more on the cost of wind power plant development and on the findings of noise testing at multiple locations, click over to Wind Wise Massachusetts’ Facebook page.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Marie Jane permalink
    February 3, 2015 9:24 am

    Marie Jane says: A very generous comment by Mrs. Reilly: “Our quality of life is important, and I don’t think the town of Kingston took the residents into consideration that would be the most affected by the turbine,” she said. “I don’t think anybody did it maliciously. I don’t think people realized what they were actually voting on. Even the people in charge didn’t realize what they were doing. They weren’t educated.” BUT, AND IT IS A BIG BUT……That was then and now, today,
    we are living with the reality of known, underscore known, irresponsibly placed power producers, the industrial wind turbines of Kingston. Now, today, quality of life is the only factor to be focused on. The voice of the people must be heard. Mrs. Reilly’s legitimate cry for help must be heard. Now, today, the “government” of Kingston and the governing bodies including local Boards of Health and the state agencies of DEP/DPH, the Governor, our Legislators must work to protect our basic rights, our “quality of life” in Kingston and across the Commonwealth or our freedoms are lost and democracy surely will follow. If Mrs. Reilly loses her voice, we will have all lost ours. Local control, local democratic process must never be lost.

  2. Joanne permalink
    February 2, 2015 9:53 pm

    Hello…I have asked Kathy Gallerani to consider a clarification to her “article” based on the fact Mr Bott erroneously said that the municipal buildings were powered by the Independence turbine….FALSE, the Independence power production goes directly into the grid.

    No municipal building that I am aware of is powered by the Independence turbine.

    Kathy has a habit of allowing people ( think BOH chair and town planner) to make statements that she prints as if fact when the statements are NO where near the truth or in need of serious questioning …Kathy only writes what is said with no regard for accuracy….

    Truth to power, sadly, does not exist inKingston Wicked Local

    Joanne

    Sent from my iPad

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