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Catskills neighbors oppose Judd Hirsch’s planned wind turbine

Catskills neighbors oppose Judd Hirsch’s planned wind turbine

DENNING — Some residents of a town in New York’s Catskills mountains are trying to stop actor Judd H

DENNING — Some residents of a town in New York’s Catskills mountains are trying to stop actor Judd Hirsch from building a 177-foot wind turbine on his property.

Dozens of Hirsch’s neighbors in the town of Denning have signed a petition opposing the actor’s plan for a turbine on his 96-acre property.

Richard Benktwitt tells The New York Times that the turbine “would ruin the beauty of the location.”

Benkwitt lives in a log house about a mile from Hirsch.

The 78-year-old Hirsch tells the Times that his neighbors’ fears are “baloney.”

Hirsch says the wind turbine’s generator will cut his electricity bill to zero.

Another neighbor, Barry Schaefer, says he is in favor of alternative energy but he worries that the turbine will be noisy.

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