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(Patriot Ledger)   Federal appeals court takes second look at four year long battle over whether cell phone tower would spoil scenic beauty of highway interchange   (patriotledger.com ) divider line
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2013-12-08 05:33:05 PM  
Not in my back yard!

Fark, I'm trying to call the Mayor but I can't get a signal. It's Goddamned conspiracy!
 
2013-12-08 06:48:42 PM  
Okay, seriously? That's just stupid.

The part about it ruining the view in key spots? Ya.  It's at the base of a hill in a very wooded area right next to the highway.  If you're in a spot where you can see a tower in the middle of those woods, you know what else you're going to see? MORE TOWERS IN THE DISTANCE.  If you look west, you'll see the ginormous hole in the ground where 95 meets 93.  If you look south, the Randolph/Canton/Stoughton retail strip.  East isn't much of an option, but if it were you'd see the Braintree Split and the retails sprawl out there.

Hell, unless I'm mistaken, the Milton stretch of 128 is the longest stretch of any town that's not even bothered to be signed as being in said town.  For those of you who aren't locals, every single town line in the state that's on a state highway gets a sign except short stretches, and towns - like Milton - that are too good to be considered to be part of a highway.

I'd venture to guess that no one in Milton admits to going anywhere near 128 anyway.  Not like they'd know.
 
2013-12-08 10:35:48 PM  
Those freeways are merely memorializing the ancient Indian trails, and the cellular towers symbolize the totem poles... several thousand miles to the west.
 
2013-12-08 10:50:37 PM  

Mugato: Not in my back yard!

Fark, I'm trying to call the Mayor but I can't get a signal. It's Goddamned conspiracy!


Meh, it doesn't matter anymore. The company that wanted it merged with a company that one.
 
2013-12-09 12:33:49 AM  
so um .... instead of 1 - 140ft tower how about 2 or 3 - 30ft towers?
TADA - problem solved

math is hard
 
2013-12-09 01:47:11 AM  
This is what they do around here, don't know why these idiots are making such a big deal... Yeah it's ugly but nicer than a plain old tower.

images.businessweek.com
 
2013-12-09 07:49:29 AM  

RottNDude: This is what they do around here, don't know why these idiots are making such a big deal... Yeah it's ugly but nicer than a plain old tower.

[images.businessweek.com image 300x435]


that's glorious, in a train wreck kind of way.
 
2013-12-09 10:53:21 AM  
This crap reminds me of the battle over the Walmart near the Wilderness Battlefield in Orange, Va. All these people who obviously had never been on Route 3 where like, "OMG, It'll ruin the view of the battlefield." Meanwhile, there's a Sheetz and a McDonald's at the same intersection. God forbid anyone ruin the view of THAT.
 
2013-12-09 11:05:19 AM  

Catsaregreen: This crap reminds me of the battle over the Walmart near the Wilderness Battlefield in Orange, Va. All these people who obviously had never been on Route 3 where like, "OMG, It'll ruin the view of the battlefield." Meanwhile, there's a Sheetz and a McDonald's at the same intersection. God forbid anyone ruin the view of THAT.


My biggest biatch about WalMart opening stores (environmentally speaking) is the absolutely obnoxious overkill of omnidirectional lighting they use for their exteriors.

We had one open about 3/4 a mile from my old place, and BOOM no more stars at night.
 
2013-12-09 11:51:14 AM  

RottNDude: This is what they do around here, don't know why these idiots are making such a big deal... Yeah it's ugly but nicer than a plain old tower.

[images.businessweek.com image 300x435]


I don't understand how people think those ridiculous things look better than a plain, clean tower.
 
2013-12-09 12:35:49 PM  

Zeno-25: RottNDude: This is what they do around here, don't know why these idiots are making such a big deal... Yeah it's ugly but nicer than a plain old tower.

[images.businessweek.com image 300x435]

I don't understand how people think those ridiculous things look better than a plain, clean tower.


Agreed. They have an enormous one near me that's got up to look like a crappy pine tree, except it's taller than the water tower across the street. It's like six stories tall - it doesn't look like a tree, even in passing the way that one is supposed to, because it's gargantuan.
 
2013-12-09 06:07:31 PM  

YixilTesiphon: it doesn't look like a tree, even in passing the way that one is supposed to, because it's gargantuan.


Gargantua or Godzilla?

img.metro.co.uk
 
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