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Flagpole update: New pole to be built, antennae moving to Pilgrim Church steeple

January 13, 2021 05:50:46 PM
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Catching up on the situation with the Town’s flagpole(s).

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Town flagpole issue still unresolved; BOS asking Town Counsel to get involved

September 11, 2020 11:05:18 AM
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This week, selectmen were again asked to address the flagless flagpole at the Town House.

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Selectmen reject proposal for redesigned flagpole; willing to let lease lapse

July 16, 2020 09:37:48 AM
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The Board of Selectmen rejected a redesign of the Town House flagpole this week. Asked which they valued more, $36K in annual revenue or the flagpole, the board emphatically chose the flag.

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Town House flagpole: Why it looks “funny”; Selectmen to discuss revamped cell tower proposal

July 13, 2020 10:20:03 AM
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Some of you may have been surprised to see that the flagpole at the Town House “looks a little funny”. Here’s the background and what selectmen are being asked to consider.

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Selectmen reject AT&T flagpole proposal

August 1, 2012 10:37:23 AM
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Nearly a year after AT&T first approached selectmen with a plan to replace the flagpole in front of the Town House, the board voted unanimously last night to reject the proposal.

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Selectmen lukewarm on new Town House flagpole proposal

May 24, 2012 11:39:32 AM
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As you may (or may not) know, the flagpole in front of the Town House is not a flagpole at all. It’s actually a cell tower disguised to look like a flagpole. The town worked out that clever arrangement with AT&T more than a decade ago when the old flagpole needed to be replaced. In exchange for using the pole to house wireless antennae, the town gets about $26K in rent each year.

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The Town House flagpole: A brief history

August 19, 2011 10:14:12 AM
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A proposal by AT&T to replace the flagpole in front of the Town House with a much larger pole that can support additional cellular antennas has sparked criticism from town officials and residents alike. With its prominent placement on the Town Common, it’s no wonder so many of you care about how the pole looks.

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Selectmen oppose plan for “ugly” new Town House flagpole

August 17, 2011 11:57:44 AM
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AT&T wants to install a new 28-inch flagpole in front of the Southborough Town House. Selectmen weren’t thrilled with the plan.

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