Kingston: Neighbors object to the town’s other wind turbines

Anyone who drives Route 3 through Kingston sees the big wind turbine on the town’s former landfill. It has generated controversy because of the claims of some neighbors that its size generates noise and visual flicker.

But, Kingston has three other wind turbines, prominent from Independence Mall, on property owned by the O’Donnell Family Trust. Neighbors of the adjacent Indian Pond Estates brought their objections to those turbines to Kingston Selectmen Tuesday night.

They presented a study they privately funded that says the turbines exceed noise standards established by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. DEP criticizes the study’s methodology.

The residents have formally asked selectmen to conduct a compliance study with DEP. Selectmen appeared responsive.

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.