To the editor:

If the powers that be (state agencies) really wanted to know how people felt about IWTs (industrial wind turbines), don't you think they should ask the people who are forced to live under these ungodly monsters?

Ask me — I'm one of them — and I'll tell you what it's like. I have headaches whenever I stay at home and my wife's ears ring around the clock. It's like living next to an airport and the planes never land — nor do they ever go away.

Yes, sometimes it's a not quite as loud as others; that's when the wind hits your house before the turbines. But when it is the other way around and the wind is coming off those turbines toward your house, it is constant and unending bombardment, day and night.

I'm about half a mile away from the closest (1.5 G.E. 340-foot turbine, one of 19, called the Hoosac Wind Project). It turns your life upside down and you don't know where to go, where to go to get some sleep, where to go to get help, where to go to live or what to do next. If you love your home like I did, your dream is gone.

My peaceful world of 30-plus years is gone! My hope and desire for this to be a place of solitude for my grandkids and their grandkids is gone. My thoughts of spending the rest of my days and having my ashes scattered in my own backyard are gone. My constitutional right to the "pursuit of happiness" is gone, because how can I pursue happiness if I cannot feel my family is safe in our own home?

If you would like to learn more about IWTs or my world, please come visit me. All of Savoy and anyone who wants to hear and learn some truth about living with the nightmare under an industrial wind project is welcome in my home.

Falmouth residents, after a seven-year court battle, have finally won and the judge ordered two town-owned Vestas turbines shut down permanently — costing the residents around $100,000, and the town millions.

Residents of Savoy, for your own sake, do what you can, now, before it is too late! I pray you don't end up where I am today. Vote wisely; don't let a few bucks to your town change your lives forever!

Michael Fairneny,

Florida