2018-10-11 / Opinion

Cell Tower Reversal

To the Editor:

The Newport School Committee has done a total flip-flop regarding the Rogers cell tower. They have completely disregarded this community and the process by which the citizens have explained/ argued/educated the school committee to not renew leases of the cell tower on the hill and then to dismantle it.

By these actions, you are completely disregarding this neighborhood's safety, not to mention civic trust.

What have the big cell companies' lawyers offered to the committee to disregard its own vote and the will of the citizenship that vote for such committee and city council members?

This community has just witnessed the expansion and increased frequencies of the cell phone tower at the firehouse. Are you aware of this?

Stephen Turcotte
Newport

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