AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Residents of the tiny island of Monhegan off the coast of Maine are wondering if a proposed wind-power project could upset their quiet life and hurt tourism.
Monhegan is home to about four dozen people year-round. To get there, visitors have to take a ferry. The island is tranquil, and that's the beauty of it.
Some residents support the 12-megawatt project, but others are concerned the sight and sounds of two turbines will discourage visitors.
The University of Maine and its partner companies hope to get initial approval for a state contract next month to put the turbines 2 1/2 miles off the island's shores.
Maine Aqua Ventus says its project will provide cheaper electricity to the island, which has some of the highest rates in the country.
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