MOUNT SINAI, NY (WCBS 880) – A blight has been removed from a Long Island couple’s lawn. It was taken down as quickly as it went up.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

In Mount Sinai, Michael DiMarco and his wife Lori came home from work on Thursday to find that the cell tower that was placed on their front lawn without their knowledge was gone.

The couple had seen people digging but were told that it was for a street light and when they came home on Jan. 10 they found the 40-foot-tall cell tower.

“Yeah, I didn’t expect them to do what happened.” Michael DiMarco told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall reacting to the tower’s removal. “I expected some kind of shenanigans to go on.”

DiMarco and the town of Brookhaven had been fighting with the company – Next G – after the tower was put up without any permits.

DiMarco says he is going to continue to fight to make sure this does not happen to another home owner, saying, “We had purchased the house without no utility poles or anything above ground for that particular reason so nobody could ambush us or do anything like that and then you come home and you find out that all your hard efforts are for nothing.”

Comments (4)
  1. Confused says:

    Everyone has a cell phone and expects it to work wherever they go yet they don’t want cell phone towers which are needed to receive and transmit your signals. You can’t have it both ways.

    1. Mr Obvious says:

      Thanks for stating the obvious.

    2. KPMc says:

      So you’re confused as to why a for-profit company might be required to receive permission and provide compensation for entering and using someone’s private property?

      In that case let’s put the next one in your living room.

    3. niklu52 says:

      Please contact Next G and give them your address, I think you should let them dig up your front lawn and put the tower there. After all you can’t have it both ways!… am I right?

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