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Old 06-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #201
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Live free or die usually works but there are exceptions

Big ugly houses that break treelike on ridges. Number one eyesore. If you have a big view...well, we have to see you too. Wait till they build at alpine meadows in Alton and wolfeboro...you'll see from Meredith

White or bright color houses on lake. This isn't Wellesley...paint it dark and leave the trees. You will be cooler. More private. It's a win win. Go dArk and blend in and u can build as large a house as u want

Cell towers....about 100 on list. No worse than telephone poles I'd done right.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:06 AM   #202
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Am I understanding this correctly that the construction of the town can't begin until the lawsuit with Mr. Slade has been resolved?
Most likely, that's a typo and should say "construction of the tower can't begin," and yes, that reads to be the case here.

So, three cheers for the Slades and they did a big legal service to everyone in the area who did not want an ugly cell phone tower intruding into their big view. Way-to-go Mr Slade!

If you need to make a phone call, then go use the local pay phone!
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:21 PM   #203
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If you need to make a phone call, then go use the local pay phone!
Have you noticed that there are very few pay phones left? If you do find one, you'll be lucky if it works. The last booth I found (next to the laundromat near Patrick's Pub in Gilford) had no phone, just wires sticking out. It's hard to find one, even harder to find a working one.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:13 PM   #204
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Yup. Kinda looks like Ma'cell phone took the market over lately! The local pay phone has gone the way of the dinosaur.

I would bet though that FLL has a few quarters left!...... Over.

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Old 06-12-2011, 07:53 AM   #205
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The Town of Center Harbor has a working Fairpoint payphone right near the tennis courts and softball field that's attached to a utility shed which has got to get very little use. Surprisingly and on the opposite end of the frequency of payphone use, someone at either the Gilford Wal-Mart or the landlord of the property made a business decision to have the two payphones right next to the Wal-Mart entrance removed, so all that's left are the unused mounting plates. That seems crazy. There's probably still lots of folks who like to get a quick quote on a stock price who cannot afford or want a cell phone.
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From the Baysider
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Cell Tower Issue Appears Resolved
Planners
approve
amended
site plan
BY TIM CROES
Staff Writer
ALTON The Alton Planning
Board met for three
hours on Tuesday, Nov. 20,
and may have finally resolved
the cell phone tower
issue on East Side Drive.
A proposal was brought
forward by Industrial Communications
and Electronics,
Inc., Unicel and U.S. Cellular
to request for an amended
site plan to be able to secure
an alternative access to
the approved cell tower site
on property located on Bowman
Road.
The company requested
that a pair of waivers be approved
for the project pertaining
to landscaping and
the location of buildings,and
both these waivers were approved.
A letter was read into the
record from David Slade that
stated that he would not appeal
the decision of the Federal
Court ordering a tower
to be built at East Side Drive
at a height of 100 feet.
The board approved the
amended site plan with several
conditions precedent
and several subsequent conditions
Cost David Slade BIG BUCKS to fight this and appears that he lost?...or were concessions made?
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Funny there is so much concern over cell towers and not so much about the clear cutting that went on over there.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #208
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Baysider 1/10/13
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Company expects cell tower
to be up by spring
BY TIM CROES
STAFF WRITER
ALTON In November,
the Alton Planning Board
reviewed the case of the
proposed cell phone tower
for hopefully the final time.
The multi-year battle for
the construction of this cell
phone tower has gone in
front in many different
courts and has been appealed
many times by the
different parties, but hopefully
now the tower will be
constructed and the many
holes in the cell phone service
in Alton will be closed.
The cell phone tower was
first proposed by Industrial
Communications in September
2005 to be constructed
at 486 East Side Drive.
In reviewing the case, the
planning board received a
letter from David Slade saying
that he was no longer going
to object to the construction
of the cell phone
tower in Alton, with plans
for the access road to now
be located on Jude Hill
Road.
According to Kevin Delaney,
an Engineering and
Regulatory Compliance
Manager, at Industrial Communications,
there is some
simple paperwork that
needs to be completed, including
getting a building
permit approved before the
company can start constructing
the tower.
Delaney said that he
hopes that the project will
start within the next month,
and the first step will be
clearing a 100-foot by 100-
foot where the tower will be
constructed.
Delaney is hopeful that
the tower will be up and
running by this spring. According
to Delaney, the companies
that will be utilizing
the new cell phone tower
will include Verizon, U.S.
Cellular and AT&T.
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I noticed there was a thumbs down on the original post, just curious as to why.
Whenever I'm in the Alton area I'm always wishing I had better service.
28 between Alton and Wolfeboro has a lot of dead zones.
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...it was our beloved McDude, and mean that in all sincerity, does not like cell phones and cell towers, and was worried it detract from the beauty of our mountains.

As one who will highly benefit from this tower, I respectfully disagreed with my friend, and felt that the building of homes on Lakewood were far more detrimental to the beauty of the bay.
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...it was our beloved McDude, and mean that in all sincerity, does not like cell phones and cell towers, and was worried it detract from the beauty of our mountains.

As one who will highly benefit from this tower, I respectfully disagreed with my friend, and felt that the building of homes on Lakewood were far more detrimental to the beauty of the bay.
OK, I did not follow that thread at all, but for someone who has given up their land line 10 years ago for the much cheaper cell phone service, I'm all for towers.
Personally I'm so used to seeing them everywhere now that it makes no difference where they put them. I'd much rather see a cell tower then a wind tower or continuous power lines across the skyline.
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Is there any new info about the new tower going in in Alton? I'm trying to decide about switching from Sprint to either Verizon or ATT and would be interested if anyone knows if this tower will service any or all of those.
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Is there any new info about the new tower going in in Alton? I'm trying to decide about switching from Sprint to either Verizon or ATT and would be interested if anyone knows if this tower will service any or all of those.
I called the Sprint support number and told them that Sprint coverage is very spotty in NH. They told me to turn on the roaming feature and that they would waive the roaming charge. I picked up Verizon coverage.
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