Opinion: Bullying and disagreements aren't the same, Parishville woman says
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:33 am

To the Editor:

In response to the Sound Off Here’s the proof which appeared in the July 4-10 issue of North Country This Week: You hit the nail on the head. Tensions ran high, tempers flared, and fragile feelings were hurt. Every meeting was videotaped.

The word bullying is being misused way too much these days, by grown adults. Disagreement is not bullying, fighting for a cause is your right as an American.

I would love for the leaseholders and their supporting neighbors to make a video containing their arguments and proof of the viability of an industrial wind turbine facility. They can post it to Youtube, as CCRP posted the meeting videos at www.nnywind.com. Hopefully their video will include an explanation as to why they waited 10 years to provide valid evidence (not to be confused for company propaganda) to support their argument that industrial wind would have been the “wind-fall” they say it is.

Citizens from Hopkington and several surrounding towns fought a long, expensive battle for Hopkinton because they either live, work, shop, recreate, socialize, or do business there. Hopkinton is not an island unto itself. The effects of the politics of each town extends to all surrounding areas.

If pro-wind citizens do not appreciate the fact that their neighbors in other towns got involved, they should not allow us to support their FD, or any other fundraisers or ventures they have planned. I don’t think they’ll shoot themselves in the foot though.

Angela Spear

Parishville