Letter: Let’s find smarter option than industrial cell tower 

Posted 5/31/21

To the editor,

Westport is a special place. Our farms, our river, our beaches and our harbor combine to form a landscape that can’t be found anywhere else. 

Westport Point …

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Letter: Let’s find smarter option than industrial cell tower 

Posted

To the editor,

Westport is a special place. Our farms, our river, our beaches and our harbor combine to form a landscape that can’t be found anywhere else. 

Westport Point illustrates our history stretching back to native American days. Why would we desecrate our landscape and our history with an industrial-sized structure, such as is being proposed? 

Surely there are more creative ways of bringing 5G service to the Point and our beaches. A flagpole at Horseneck Beach parking lot, an antenna inside the silo at the Santos farm up the road or inside the steeple at the Point Church (with permission of course). 

Let’s work on smart options, rather than taking the cheap and easy way in such a special location in the town we love.

Paul Schmid

State Representative, 8th Bristol District

Westport

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