Lighthouse Wind would bring needed revenue, job opportunities to area

Posted 14 August 2016 at 11:00 am


Lyndonville schools just got a big boost from the state – $165,000 to buy new technology for classrooms.

That money means new interactive whiteboards to help engage students in lessons. As a parent and grandparent, I’m always thrilled when I see an opportunity that improves the education of our young ones. Right now, I see another one of those opportunities.

The proposed Lighthouse Wind project will bring a brighter future for our children, and not just because it means a cleaner, more sustainable earth. A PILOT agreement with the locality would mean big bucks for our schools in Lyndonville.

If $165,000 means new whiteboard technology for the schools, imagine what millions of dollars from the wind project would bring. That could allow our children access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs vital to their success in an increasingly technology-driven world.

In addition, being at the forefront of wind energy, a quickly expanding industry, could bring jobs for our children as they grow older. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says wind turbine service technician is the fastest growing occupation in the nation. Wouldn’t it be great if some of those jobs were here in Niagara and Orleans counties?

I support Lighthouse because I support our children. I hope the rest of the community educates themselves enough to feel the same way.


Susan Campbell