PIX: Stewart Caines, NY Times © 2004Cell Phone Tree in Lake George?
| Telecommunications giant Nextel
wants to place a 104 foot [31.7 metres] cell phone "tree" on the Eastern shore of Lake George |
According to a 5 dec '04 New York Times article, Nextel personnel say the tower would be virtually invisible | They don't understand what the fuss is all about | But efforts have been made, unsuccessful except by court order, to place cell towers in the nearby town of Ft Ann, NY | Town residents remained opposed and quite vocal about it |
Some think, for safety reasons, the tower should be built | Others point to the fact that construtcing the tower, even as a fake tree, would be as "...noticable as putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa" | I don't know | I don't live there | And the Courts and the citizenry will have to play this out |
I do know, however
, that when I went camping in the Adirondacks last summer, in Lake George, as it happens, my reveries were unexpectedly disturbed when, at 2130 hours [9:30 p.m.] I got a call from someone in East Haddam who wanted to talk about a project coming before a public hearing and hoped I had the time to speak with him about it, right then | We talked, with clear reception, for over 20 minutes | I also know what these things can look like, and they don't
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