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Fire Department At Odds With Historic Committee Over Cell Tower In Yaphank

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Main Street Fire House - Yaphank, NY (file / credit: Yaphank Fire Department)

Main Street Fire House – Yaphank, NY (file / credit: Yaphank Fire Department)

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YAPHANK, NY (WCBS 880) - Yaphank fire commissioner Bill Peters says he’s pushing for a cell tower to be installed even though the proposal is unpopular with many in the community. 

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall On The Story


Peters says the proposed tower behind the Main Street firehouse would dramatically improve the department’s ability to communicate and respond to fires.

“Somebody gets trapped in the house, the radio system just isn’t going through, you know. I guess it would be life or death,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

However, historic district’s advisory committee has twice voted against the cell tower being constructed because it would visually damage the historic district.

Peters said the fire department is willing to work with the community to get this tower installed.

How do you feel about a cell tower behind Yaphank’s Main Street firehouse? Sound off in the comments section below.

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