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Plans to build New England’s

largest wind farm dropped

BRIDGEWATER, Maine (AP) — A Texas company says it’s temporarily dropping plans to build in Maine a massive wind farm that would’ve been the largest of its kind in New England.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2gz6W4g ) EDP Renewable’s Number Nine Wind Farm project manager Katie Chapman on Monday said the company withdrew its application with environmental regulators.

Chapman says the company wants to “refresh the project design” in areas including wildlife and wetland data.

Houston-based EDP Renewables says new transmission lines to connect the Aroostook (ah-RUHS’-tuk) County wind farm with the New England grid have taken longer than expected. It says the loss of a power purchase deal with utilities in Connecticut contributed to the decision.

The company says the 119-turbine wind farm could power more than 50,000 homes.

Illinois man who faked Canada

link gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — An Illinois man who forged the signature of the Canadian deputy health commissioner and defrauded investors was sentenced in New York to five years in prison Tuesday.

Howard Leventhal was sentenced in Brooklyn federal court by Judge Brian M. Cogan. Prosecutors said Leventhal claimed he had agreements to market a device named after Dr. Leonard McCoy, a fictional character on TV’s Star Trek series.

They said Leventhal claimed his company, Neovision USA Inc., would market the product as “Heltheo’s McCoy Home Health Tablet.”

The government said Leventhal cited agreements signed by Glenda Yeates, Canada’s former deputy health commissioner, as he solicited more than $26 million from investors. But prosecutors said there was no agreement with Health Canada and Yeates’ signature was a forgery.

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