THORNDIKE — The small town of Thorndike is the latest municipality in Maine to approve an ordinance that restricts the location of wind turbines.

Residents at Saturday’s town meeting approved an ordinance that requires turbines to be located at least one mile from any home. That’s the same requirement of recently approved ordinances in the nearby towns of Jackson and Dixmont.

Supporters of the ordinance told the Bangor Daily News that their main concern is the noise that turbines generate.

People in the neighboring town of Montville will vote on a similar ordinance next Saturday at their annual town meeting.


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