NSTAR Lights Causing Complaints in Bourne

lightbulbsBOURNE – Residents in the vicinity of new towers carrying NSTAR cables over the Cape Cod Canal are upset with increased lighting on the structures.

Neighbors say the lights are too intense and the frequent blinking has been increased.

They are calling on NSTAR to eliminate the third set of lights on the towers. The old structure only had two sets.

NSTAR spokesman Mike Durand said the company is asking for a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to accommodate residents who are most concerned about the lights at the bottom of the array.

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“While we are going through the process requesting the modification through a petition to the FAA, we have no choice but to light those bottom lights again,” Durand said.

Durand said the company is working with the FAA on the problem. Possibilities include reducing the brightness of the lights or shielding them.