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PSEG Poles Roil Another LI Community

If, in fact, misery loves company, then East Hampton residents who are unhappy about the six miles of towering electrical transmission poles that PSEG has been installing from East Hampton Village to Amagansett are feeling the love: citizens of Long Island’s North Shore are equally discomfited about looming poles in their midst.

At issue, per The New York Times, is a five-mile-long stretch of 70-foot-tall power poles—some 220 of them—that PSEG has been putting up from Port Washington to Great Neck.

As in our area, where groups such as Save East Hampton and Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy have sprung up in opposition to the poles, North Shore residents are worried about the changing landscape of their community.

“We want to protect the identity of the town,” said Sunny Sanghari, 40, who runs the Cigar King shop on Port Washington Boulevard and has two poles right outside his store. “The town should look good, and not ugly like this.”
cristina L April 23, 2014 at 09:52 PM
Oh this is dumb just give it a rest..
Conservative Underground April 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Don't care anymore.
charles rimicci April 24, 2014 at 03:28 PM
time to put it all underground
Gene Scanlon April 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM
I am paying for underground wires in Water Mill to carry electric power to points east. I can't see the wires on a good day. Precedent has been set. Let the beneficiaries pay for the capital improvements and the hangers on get the well paying jobs only qualified by political pull.
Doris Schneider April 25, 2014 at 08:58 AM
What happens when one of these poles come crashing down in a auto accident? The money spent could have put them underground. Are we going backward instead of forward?

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