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Ragged Mountain Wind
  • Published
    October 27, 2010

    Camden wind prospects blow away

    Opponents to the development of wind turbines atop Ragged Mountain were successful in turning back an attempt to create a three-town committee to explore that prospect when, on Oct. 26, the Camden Select Board decided not to appoint members to the Ragged Mountain Wind Workgroup. The nine-member work group was proposed by the Camden Energy Committee and would have comprised four members from Camden, three from ...

  • Published
    October 13, 2010

    Rockport supports Ragged Mountain committee, postpones appointments

    "The Camden Energy Committee is not promoting the development of wind power on Ragged Mountain," Camden Energy Committee member Rick Knowlton told the Rockport Select Board Oct. 12. "We're promoting the discussion." In spite of that statement, the board decided to postpone public comment on a presentation made by Knowlton and Camden Energy Committee Chairman Des FitzGerald until their Nov. 8 meeting, at which ...

  • Published
    October 6, 2010

    Select Board approves Paolina’s patio, housing grant application

    Restaurant owner Christina Sidoti will be able to continue serving customers at Paolina's Way on a patio she built on town-owned land, if she agrees to stipulations made at the Oct. 5 meeting of the Camden Select Board. After it was discovered that Sidoti, doing business under the name Christina's Way LLC, had repaved a portion of the public landing property, board members agreed in June that it would be in the ...

  • Published
    September 8, 2010

    Camden hears from wind opponents

    The Camden Select Board on Sept. 7 heard from citizens concerned about a possible wind turbine installation on Ragged Mountain. While no specific plans are in the works for a wind turbine development on Ragged Mountain, there was a strong show of opposition to any possible project at that location. The Select Board voted unanimously Aug. 17 to create the Ragged Mountain Wind Workgroup, and to invite the towns ...

  • Published
    September 3, 2010

    Camden Select Board to review WiFi for opera house

    The Camden Select Board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 7 to review an agenda that includes a proposal to install wireless Internet at the Camden Opera House. The request includes the acceptance of a $10,000 donation from Pop!Tech for the purpose and a withdrawal from the Opera House Reserve and Town IT Reserve accounts. The board will also discuss a possible ordinance that would establish a Property Assessed Clean ...

  • Published
    August 18, 2010

    Camden Select Board proposes three-town wind committee

    The Camden Select Board will invite its counterparts in Hope and Rockport to join in appointing a three-town committee to explore the feasibility of a wind turbine project on Ragged Mountain. That decision was made unanimously by the board at its Aug. 17 meeting, which was held at the Camden Yacht Club. Prior to reviewing a report from the Camden Energy Committee that culminated in the recommendation to form ...

  • Published
    August 13, 2010

    Camden Select Board to meet at yacht club

    The Camden Select Board will meet at the Camden Yacht Club on Tuesday, Aug. 17 to discuss an agenda that includes consideration of the recommendation from the Camden Energy Committee relative to the study of Ragged Mountain wind development and a report from concerned citizens opposed to a wind project at that location. In addition, the board will review and comment on the draft Gateway 1 Interlocal Agreement ...

  • Published
    August 10, 2010

    Camden Energy Committee to turn Ragged Mountain wind discussion over to Select Board

    The Camden Energy Committee has scheduled a special meeting to discuss recommendations to the Select Board in regard to a possible wind project on Ragged Mountain. "We have now gone as far as we believe we can," a proposed letter to the Select Board says. Committee members will meet Thursday, Aug. 12 to decide whether to send that letter to the board. "There are several important next steps to consider if the ...

  • Published
    August 4, 2010

    Energy committee seeks multi-town panel

    Suggesting that the Camden Select Board form a committee with the towns of Hope and Rockport, the Camden Energy Committee has decided to refer the issue of a possible wind-powered electrical generator on Ragged Mountain to the municipal authority that created it. The consensus came at a meeting on Aug. 2 after a lengthy discussion of a possible nongovernmental board to pursue public support and funding needed ...

  • Published
    June 18, 2010

    Camden Select Board reviews wind proposals, Knox Communications request

    A presentation by the Island Institute's Maine Coast Community Wind Program Director George Baker took up much of the Camden Select Board meeting June 15. Baker told the board that his group had been hired to assist the Camden Energy Committee in developing a plan of action in regard to the wind resource on Ragged Mountain. "From preliminary work, it looks like the wind resource on Ragged Mountain is spectacul...

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