Kingston: Flicker’s coming, relief isn’t

Warning, for certain neighborhoods in Kingston, the flicker is coming. Fall and spring, neighbors of large wind turbines complain the strobe effect affects their daily lives. The contention over the big turbine we see off Route 3 in Kingston continued Monday night.

The Kingston Board of Health heard the repeated demand of neighbors of Kingston Wind Independence (KWI) to take action to abate the nuisance. The board took no vote, but individual members said they would not take action.

The board has the authority to remove or remediate public nuisances. It has, for example, in the case of dust created by gravel removal. On the advice of counsel, it has refused to act in this case until it has gathered scientific evidence a nuisance exists.

The board has scheduled interviews of three candidates to consult on evidence gathered in the winter and spring.

About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor. He 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.