Some people who live near the turbines of a recently-constructed wind farm east of Binghamton are already fed up with the noise generated by the facility.

The Bluestone Wind Project in eastern Broome County was commissioned in September. It consists of 26 turbines in the towns of Windsor and Sanford. Each 240-foot-long turbine is mounted to a 350-foot-tall post.

A Bluestone Wind Project turbine in the town of Windsor. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A Bluestone Wind Project turbine in the town of Windsor. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Four of the turbines are in Windsor with most of the units of the 122-megawatt project in Sanford. The units are scattered across about 6,000 rural acres.

The town of Sanford board has heard complaints from a few residents who aren't happy with the noise they are hearing from the turbine sites. Three people brought up the noise issue at the board's Tuesday night meeting.

Two wind turbines as seen from Route 17 in the town of Sanford. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Two wind turbines as seen from Route 17 in the town of Sanford. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Patrice VanSlyke told WNBF News on Wednesday that the turbine blades have been idle for the past couple of days. She said she doesn't know why they appear to have been shut off.

VanSlyke said she's lived in Sanford for about 50 years. She said when the turbines are operating, she hears a constant "humming" noise. The turbine blades also can create a "whooshing" sound when they are spinning rapidly.

A crane was used at a Bluestone Wind project site in Windsor on July 9, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
FLASHBACK: A crane was used at a Bluestone Wind project site in Windsor on July 9, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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VanSlyke said she's "very surprised by all the noise." She said there have been times when she has been unable to sleep because of it. She submitted a complaint to Bluestone but she said the company advised her that the noise is being kept within acceptable limits.

Toronto-based Northland Power owns the wind farm. A company representative did not  immediately respond to phone and email requests for comment.

VIDEO: A few of a Bluestone Wind Project turbine in the town of Windsor.

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