LINKS (some YouTube videos, previously viewed on FCTV, may start with ads or require you to scroll left to the beginning of the meeting):
Town of Falmouth website – Off Shore Wind page
SouthCoast Wind website – Falmouth connection
12/19/2022: Watch the Select Board meeting denying Mayflower Wind new agreements. On YouTube, after the ads, scroll to 1:08 through 1:55.
6/8/22: Watch the Select Board Mayflower Wind Open Forum (see 6/28/22 post below)
3/3/2022: Watch the Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House Video
11/17/21: Read the Mayflower Wind petition for exemptions from local Zoning Bylaws, 507 pages
: ALL FHMNA website posts beginning October 3, 2020
Barnstable Public Meeting Discusses Cables Under Beaches & Streets. This includes a Boston Globe article that has a number of informative links.
Response fromt the Undersecretary of Energy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
FHMNA Letter to MA Energy & Environmental Affairs Concerning SouthCoast Wind’s Proposed Cables Through Falmouth Heights
FHMNA Email to Select Board, 10/11/23, regarding Barnstable letter & offshore wind.
SouthCoast Wind Update re. Rebids Due In January, 2024
$550 ,000 OK’d For Ocean Outfall Data Collection
Researchers Study Falmouth Residents Attitudes to SouthCoast Wind
MA Energy Department Supports Scaapping Wind Contract
SouthCoast Wind Files 45-Day Update with MA Energy Facilities Siting Board
Southcoast To Back Out of Brayton Point Power Agreement
Two Related Articles re. Southcoast Wind: SCW Walkiing Away; Plans to Rebid in the Future
The Falmouth Enterprise 5/5/23 Letter to the Editor
New Commissions Will Tackle Entergy Siting Offshore Wind Pressure Points
The Falmouth Enterprise 4/14/23 Article 15: (Article & Letters)
Town Meeting April 11, 2023 Voting Results for Article 25 – Appropriation for the Teaticket Acapesket Service Area Sewer Project (some discussion of outfall pipe)
Town Meeting, April 10, 2023: Voting RESULTS Article 15 (denied)
Falmouth Enterprise – 13 Letters to the Editor Published 4/7/23
Heights Targeted for Ocean Outfall Pipe
Substations in Falmouth & Barnstable (Covell’s Beach)
Whales and Windmills – Letter to the Editor 3/31/23 & National Wind Watch Website
FHMNA Response to Enterprise Editorial 3/31/23 to be Published 4/7/23
SouthCoast Wind Draft Environmental Impact Study Comment Period Extended Until 4/18/23
SouthCoast Wind, Article 15 – Letter to the Editor “Really Green?”
REMINDER: April 10, 2023 Annual Town Meeting to Vote on Article 15 & FHMNA Letter Emailed to All Town Meeting Members
Enterprise Editorial re. FHMNA Mission Statement & SouthCoast Wind published 3/31/23
SouthCoast Wind – Enterprise 3/24/23 Articles & Letters to the Editor
SouthCoast Wind: Falmouth Enterprise Articles and Letters to the Editor, 3/17/23, 3/10/23 and 3/3/23
Enterprise Offers FHMNA Opportunity to Submit a “Guest Commentary” regarding Town Meeting Article 15
ATTEND VIRTUAL MEETINGS or MAKE COMMENTS: SouthCoast Wind Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Study
Article 15 – Indefinite Postponement Recommended by the Select Board
Letters to the Editor, Falmouth Enterprise 2/24/23, pages 4-6
SouthCoast Wind Answers Questions Raised At The June 8, 2023 Select Board Open Forum
FHMNA Letter to the Editor Friday 2/24/23; SouthCoase Wind Sticks and Stones
Letters to the Editor, Falmouth Enterprise 2/17/23
Select Board to Hear Public Comment on ARTICLE 15 on 2/27/23
Three Letters to the Editor Printed 2/10/23, Falmouth Enterprise, pages 5-6
Select Board Monday 2/13/23 Discussion of Petition Articles (including offshore wind developers’ rights)
Mayflower Wind changes name to SouthCoast Wind
Posted 1/31/23: “
New England states propose coordinated transmission development to support wind power” New Hampshire Public Radio
Enterprise Letter to the Editor by Donald F. Mallinson 1/23/23
Falmouth Town Meeting to Vote on Mayflower Wind
Mayflower Wind’s lawyer has filed the following document with the Mass EFSB
Osterville: “Save Our Beach” Video with Power Point Presentation is a Must See
Falmouth Enterprise – 2 Letters to the Editor and the Editor’s Note
Mayflower Wind Undaunted: Still Plans to Land Cables in Falmouth
Mayflower Wind: Enterprise EDITORIAL and 17 Letters to the Editor (12/23, 12/30, 1/6) including full text of FHMNA President stating our position
4 Recent News Articles re. Mayflower Wind, MA, ME & NJ (inc. Enterprise 12/19 SB report)
Falmouth Select Board Denies Mayflower Wind’s Request on 12/19/22 to Renew Expired Agreements and Request to add Kite Park as a 3rd Access Point
FHMNA Educates Falmouth Residents About Mayflower Wind’s Intentions
Article #3: Falmouth Enterprise half page, page 3 (double click on image to enlarge).
Falmouth Attorney Confirms the State Has the Authority to Override Decision if Select Board and Town Meeting Vote to Deny Mayflower Wind’s Request for Falmouth Landfall
Mayflower Wind’s Announcement of a Motion to Temporarily Suspend Their Petition for Landfall in Falmouth
Mayflower Wind’s Sponsorship of Falmouth Fireworks Sparks Debate
Boston Globe Mentions Falmouth Heights and Mayflower Wind
Did You Watch the Select Board Mayflower Wind Open Forum June 8, 2022? If not, you may want to because it included much more than what was published in The Falmouth Enterprise.
Article #2: Falmouth Enterprise half page ( click on this link to view),
“Stop Mayflower Wind Through Our Neighborhoods” Ad Not Published by the Enterprise
Help Us STOP Mayflower Wind Going Through Falmouth Neighborhoods
Mayflower Wind Cables Still Slated for Falmouth Landing Despite Confusing News Articles
Falmouth Select Board Hosts Public Forumm on Mayflower Wind Proposal (Media Release)
Select Board Public Forum re Mayflower Wind Cable Project, Wednesday, June 8, 6PM
Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House 5/4/22, Brayton Point, Somerset, MA (not Falmouth) announcement
Select Board to Host Public Forum to Discuss Mayflower Wind Cable Project
Mayflower Wind’s Plans for Falmouth Include Substation the Size of Falmouth Mall
STOP Mayflower Wind’s Cables Signs (Falmouth Enterprise)
Vineyard Wind Cable Installations at Covell’s Beach, Centerville (Next to Craigville Beach, Barnstable)
Links: Falmouth & MA Online Reports, Exponent Reports (Falmouth Consulting Engineer); Note Regarding Host Community Agreement (not yet public)
Important Update: FHMNA’s Ongoing Efforts to Oppose Mayflower Wind’s Project Proposal
Published 3/25/22: Article #1: Falmouth Enterprise quarter page, 3/25/22 (double click on image to enlarge)
Select Board Executive Session 3/28/22, Mayflower Wind
Mayflower Wind Hearing Postponed – WXTK Radio
Mayflower Wind Hearing Postponed – Falmouth Enterprise
Mayflower Wind EFSB Public Comment Hearing 3/24/22 Postponed – Letter from Mayflower Wind
Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House (March 3, 2022) Can Now Be Viewed Online
Posted 3/16/22 (edited 3/19):
Falmouth Select Board Plans On Airing Concerns Over Mayflower Wind At Public Hearing AND Select Board Plans Full Airing of Mayflower Wind Project
Falmouth Energy Committee March 9, 2022 & DPU 21-143 Mayflower Wind Request
FHMNA Opposition Letter to Select Board Regarding Mayflower Wind (3/13/22)
Emailed to members 3/12/22: Select Board Executive Session Agenda for 3/14, Mayflower Wind “value of cable easements”.
Mayflower Wind Energy LLC Notice of Adjudication and Public Comment Hearing
Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House Specifically for the Falmouth Community 3/3/22 6:30-7:30
FHMNA Letter to Town Meeting Members re: Cables Transiting the Heights
Mayflower Wind – Letter to the Editor “Falmouth Nuisance Bylaw”
Mayflower Wind – Letter to the Editor and FHMNA Rebuttal
Mayflower Wind: Heights residents Melanie and Steve Markowski – Letter to the Editor “ Many Unanswered Questions“, Falmouth Enterprise, Friday, January 21, 2022 page 5.
Posted 1/26/22: Letter from Kelsey Perry regarding
Clarification of Agenda for the Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House 1/27/2022
Letters to the Editor re. Mayflower Wind Project, Published by the Falmouth Enterprise on January 14, 2022 ( including a letter from the FHMNA President).
Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House Thursday, 1/27/22, 6:30-7:30
Mayflower Wind: Falmouth Enterprise 12/31/21 Editorial Sums It Up
Select Board 12/20/21 10-Minute Update on Mayflower Wind Cable Project Turns Into 35 Minutes with Citizen Comments
Cape Cod Times 12/17/21: Wind Power Pipeline Set to Double
Comments Due 21 Days From 12/17/21: Federal Consistency Review – Mayflower Wind Project
Mayflower Wind Member Survey Results & Call to Action: Select Board 12/20/21 Agenda – Mayflower Wind Discussion
Clarification of the Mayflower Wind Petition and our email of 12/6/21 “Mayflower Wind Petitions Filed 11/17/21 with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs”
Mayflower Wind Public Notice of Environmental Review ENF Access Information
Notice of Environmental Review Project: Mayflower Wind (Falmouth Connector) – Comments requested
Mayflower Wind Petitions Filed 11/17/21 With the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Open Letter from Mayflower Wind Requesting Public Comment
Mayflower Wind rejects Surf Drive as a cable landfall site.
FHMNA Annual Meeting, Saturday, August 7, 2020. Agenda item #5 : Mayflower Wind Discussion (including question and answer session). (As of 9/19/21, the Annual Meeting Minutes have not been posted yet. Until posting, you may request a draft copy by emailing us.)
8/2/21: Read the FHMNA Frequently Asked Questions, answered by Mayflower
Enterprise Articles: Mayflower Wind & Shipwrecked (restaurant).
Select Board Chooses Independent Consultant (Mayflower Wind Project).
FHMNA: Mayflower Wind Virtual Open House May 18, 2021 6:30-7:30.
Mayflower Wind Bore Holes & Select Board Agenda. Includes photos.
Mayflower Wind 2/26/21 Newsletter (article) and the newsletter itself.
Cable Boring Test to Begin Tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/16/21).
Mayflower Wind 1/27/21 ZOOM Presentation for FHMNA Members.
Hold the date (1/27/21) – Mayflower Wind / FHMNA Zoom Presentation.
Mayflower Wind: Links to News Articles & YouTube Meeting.
Mayflower Wind Request for Bore Hole Testing Approved by Select Board.
Information About and From Mayflower Wind.
Mayflower Wind Update.
T he Select Board discussed the matter but no vote was taken. Here is the discussion from their minutes online: “5. Announcements: Chair English Braga noted many emails about the Mayflower project have been received and read. Mr. Brown and Ms. Taylor met with Mayflower last week, outlined their concerns, and the information that would be helpful. Ms. Taylor believed they were clear about the lack of information, particularly around health and safety. Making sure information is made to the public before going forward. The Select Board is charged with getting the information and making decision that is best for Town. Mr. Jones noted the later item on the agenda has nothing to do with Mayflower.”
Vote Delayed on Mayflower Wind/Heights Beach Parking Lot Bore Holes.
Select Board minutes: No vote was taken to approve MayFlower Wind’s request to conduct test boring at the Heights Beach Parking Lot, Surf Drive Beach or Blacksmith Shop Road sites because the Board did not yet have clearance from the town lawyer on this matter.
CALL TO ACTION: Select Board to VOTE Monday, 10/5/20 – Heights Beach to be studied for an underground cable transfer from an 804-megawatt wind farm located more than 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard to an inland substation.