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Op-ed column: Backward in Ballston

Neighbors and town were wrong to oppose poles for solar panels

Sunday, September 23, 2012
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It is strange what people will accept as beautiful or reject as ugly in their neighbor’s yards. Somehow solar panels and windmills offend the aesthetic sensibilities of suburbia, but swimming pools, campers, ATVs, snowmobiles, flagpoles, telephone poles, propane and oil tanks, garages, decks, sheds, gas grills, jungle gyms, trampolines, putting greens and blacktop driveways don’t....

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