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    Vinalhaven wind farm - Photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    A lobster boat plies the waters off Vinalhaven where three wind turbines, which came on line five years ago, are still causing controversy. Residents who live near the turbines say that their complaints of noise and low-frequency vibration have been ignored.

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    David Wylie, who lives close to the three wind turbines on Vinalhaven, says that he and his wife Sally have decided to build an addition with sound-proof walls to try to escape the noise generated by three wind turbines on the island. The addition will have two stud walls, spaced an inch apart, and will be filled with special sound dampening insulation.

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    Sally and David Wylie are building an addition to their home on Vinalhaven with special soundproof walls to escape the noise generated by three wind turbines that operate near their home. The south side of the addition, which normally would have windows to let in sunlight, is windowless because that side faces the wind turbines.

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    From his height of land, Alan Farago can see the three wind turbines on Vinalhaven and can hear them from his house.

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    From the gate at the road leading to the three wind turbines, Alan Farago watches one of the turbines spin slowly. Farago says that when the turbines spin slowly, they don't make a lot of noise but when the wind picks up, the noise is very intense for those who live near the turbines.

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    Chip Farrington, General Manager of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, poses for a photo in the cooperative's office next to a photo taken on the first day of the turbines started spinning.

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    A lobster boat plies the waters off Vinalhaven, dwarfed by three wind turbines.

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