Locals Ecstatic: Judge Shuts Down Falmouth Wind Turbines

STOP THESE THINGS

The long-running saga of Falmouth’s two community tormentors has turned a corner, towards decency and human compassion.

Falmouth ordered to shut down turbines
Cape Cod Times
Ethan Genter
20 June 2017

BARNSTABLE — A Barnstable Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered the town of Falmouth to shut down two town-owned wind turbines.

Judge Cornelius Moriarty issued his decision at about 4:30 p.m. in the case which pitted the town against its own Zoning Board of Appeals and a neighbor of the turbines. The Board of Selectmen had appealed a decision by the zoning board that found the turbines are a nuisance.

In an emergency meeting Tuesday night, selectmen instructed the town manager to comply with Moriarty’s order.

“We are going to abide by what the judge has ordered,” said Doug Jones, chairman of the Board of Selectmen.

Known as Wind 1 and Wind 2, the two turbines at the Falmouth…

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