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A Better Location

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 11:42

Sympathy for a Cooper Lane couple whose house may soon be over-loomed by an extra-tall utility pole should lead to action by PSEG-Long Island to find another location. 

Dan and Yvonne Ujvari learned only recently that, while the rest of their East Hampton Village neighborhood is to be rid of the visually horrible poles, the corner space immediately in front of their house was to be sacrificed to make the rest of the street better. Unless something is done, the Ujvaris will be closest to the site where overhead transmission lines drop to be run underground. 

A PSEG engineer suggested that the giant transition pole could be installed near Cooper Lane Cemetery, but East Hampton Town, which has jurisdiction there, has apparently balked. Officials should remember that village taxpayers are town residents, and that their interests need to be considered, too. If the transition pole can be placed there, away from houses, it would be better for everyone.

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