A surprise vote by the Fairhaven Board of Health Tuesday night is allowing the town's 2 wind turbines to keep spinning all night long.   The 2-1 vote accepted a proposal by Fairhaven Wind LLC that would keep the turbine going around the clock.

The one exception is when there are there are the same wind conditions as when the Department of Environmental Protection found the turbines to exceed state noise regulations.   The DEP conducted tests between last August and this May and any noise violations only happened in the winter with northwesterly or easterly winds.