You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Woburn

City, NStar to address issue of double utility poles

Continue reading below

Responding to concerns from the City Council about the large number of double utility poles in Woburn, NStar plans to schedule a meeting of all the utilities using the poles to address the issue. Aldermen raised questions about double poles — locations where a new utility pole has been installed but the old one remains — to NStar representatives following a recent council hearing on the utility’s request to install three new poles, according to City Clerk William Campbell. He said Bill Zamparelli, a community relations representative for NStar, told the council the meeting would look for ways to reduce the numbers of double poles. Campbell said utility poles in the city are owned either by NStar or Verizon, or jointly by the two companies, but NStar takes the lead in installing and removing the poles. He said the aldermen’s concerns about double poles include that they pose a safety risk by blocking the line of sight and narrowing sidewalks, and that they are unattractive.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.