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Utility Poles

A new, taller utility pole in East Hampton, N.Y., stands next to an existing pole about half the size. (credit: CBS 2)

Extra Large Utility Poles Spark Anger On Long Island

About 900 Port Washington residents have signed a petition demanding their removal. The petition claims the taller poles are dangerous and an eyesore.

03/14/2014

New, taller utility poles installed in Ridgewood, N.J. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Ridgewood Residents Voice Concerns Over Tall Utility Poles

Some residents call the poles an eyesore and are concerned they could pose a health risk and decrease property values.

07/16/2013

PSE&G crews install new utility poles and power lines in Ridgewood, NJ. (file/credit CBS 2)

Ridgewood, N.J. Residents Furious Over Unexpected PSE&G Project

Residents in one New Jersey neighborhood have told a power company “not in my neighborhood.” The outcry began when PSE&G began replacing 35-foot utility poles with poles that are twice as tall.

07/15/2013

A utility pole covered with signs - Hempstead, NY - May 30, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Takes Action Against Sign-Covered Utility Poles

Residents were fed up with all the signs covering utility poles, fences, and trees in the town of Hempstead. So the town took action, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported.

05/30/2012