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Do Offshore Windmills Have a Future?

When New York Power Authority officials presented the case for building windmills in Lake Erie in June they encountered a skeptical reception from Hamburg residents. This article, recently published in the News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, shows that momentum for offshore windmills along the Atlantic seaboard has stalled as well.

What do you think? Should Hamburg support offshore windmills in Lake Erie? Post your comments below.

BY AARON NATHANS • THE NEWS JOURNAL • OCTOBER 3, 2010

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Just two short years ago, the vision of giant windmills 13 miles out to sea churning out clean electricity to help power Delaware into the future was a bandwagon with barely enough room for all its supporters, no matter their political allegiance. The wind farm Bluewater Wind pledged to build by 2012 would help insulate the state from soaring prices for electricity generated with imported oil, or by pollution-spewing coal plants viewed as major contributors to global warming.

25th Annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep Will Take Place Saturday

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, District 12, encourages volunteers to join her for the 25th annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18 at Woodlawn State Park, 3580 Lake Shore Road in Blasdell. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to come and help out.

“The district that I represent borders Lake Erie so I know the struggles associated with keeping the shores clear of debris. Maintaining the lake’s natural beauty should be a priority for everyone in our area,” Legislator Dixon said. “I am ready to tackle the trash problem that has been affecting our shoreline and I hope many of you will also volunteer to help during the Great Lakes Beach Sweep.”

Sharen Trembath, Lake Erie Coordinator for the Great Lakes Beach Sweep, reported that last year more than 500,000 volunteers participated in the International Coastal Cleanup in 108 countries. More than 7.4 million pounds of trash was collected.

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Popular Event

Have a business you'd like to promote or a product you’d like to sell? Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors to participate in Tails on the Trails, their annual dog-walk fundraiser. The 2011 event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The cost to vendors is just $25, and tables, chairs, tents and publicity are provided. Space is limited, so book now by contacting Joe Kirchmyer at (716) 997-0152. This event annually attracts hundreds of participants — both the two- and four-legged variety!

 

Legislator Dixon Seeks Volunteers for Sept. 18 Great Lakes Beach Sweep

25 Annual Beach Sweep

Legislator Dixon seeks volunteers for Great Lakes Beach Sweep

 Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, District 12, is seeking volunteers to join her for the 25th annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18 at Woodlawn State Park, 3580 Lake Shore Road in Blasdell.   Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to come and help out.

“The district that I represent borders Lake Erie so I know the struggles associated with keeping the shores clear of debris. Maintaining the lake’s natural beauty should be a priority for everyone in our area,” Legislator Dixon said. “I am ready to tackle the trash problem that has been affecting our shoreline and I hope many of you will also volunteer to help during the Great Lakes Beach Sweep.”