- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

STARKS, Maine (AP) - The Maine Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a Somerset County planning board to build a long-debated cellphone tower after a lengthy appeals process.

The Morning Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1bJk4Am ) the Abijah Hill Road tower was approved by the Starks planning board in August 2013. But construction was delayed by a series of appeals filed by Harry and Cindy Brown.

The Browns, owners of property bordering the proposed site, argued the 195-foot tower would negatively impact their scenic view and posed health risks. The Browns were previously denied appeals by the Starks Board of Appeals and Somerset County Superior Court.

First Selectman Paul Frederic says he’s not sure what the current timeline is for construction. But he believes there are no more appeals pending.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, https://www.onlinesentinel.com/


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