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Some Parishville and Hopkinton residents are warning taxpayers and governments about the dangers of granting payments in lieu of taxes - PILOTS -- to a large-scale wind power project planned in those communities. Atlantic Wind's proposed North Ridge Wind Project would feature wind generators atop towers 350 to 500 feet tall in fields between State Routes 11B and 72. And the 15 to 20 members of the recently formed ad hoc Concerned Citizens for Rural Preservation are concerned the wind farm developers will ask for major tax breaks in the form of PILOTS.

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