The Dixfield selectmen are, again, going against the vote of residents by proposing another restrictive wind ordinance. The ordinance would go before the voters in June.

How many times do residents need to vote?

Some selectmen say that wind towers will lower property values and are a health risk to people. Dixfield has missed, and will continue to miss, the benefits of a big business coming to town — a business that would pay taxes and make donations to the charities and special projects. That business, much like Irving Forest Products (in the center of Dixfield village), is willing to pay taxes and partner with the town.

The townsfolk are very thankful to have Irving but another business is needed to stabilize taxes. So, why not wind?

Grayson Child, Dixfield

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