No one objects to ugly poles

 

To the Editor:

It is beyond imagination that the visual assault created by the ever encroaching wiring of our Island of once magnificent, or at least peaceful, vistas goes without mention.

Anywhere you travel, particularly down-Island, you will see it. White trucks. With limbs. Extending. Adding more. And more. And more — ugliness. It’s changed everything. It’s hideous. Disgusting. Depressing. Ruinous. Out of control. Ignored. Ongoing.  Massive poles with their twisted, coiling wires everywhere. Masses of mess that cut across what used to be a lovely sky.  A hunted deer spurs cries of outrage, but that is an image one can trash and burn, while we’re stuck with this for good, a destructive wreck of the landscape that breaks your heart and hurts your eyes. And no one is saying anything about it.

Worse, no one is doing anything about it. I just don’t get it.

Ann Davis

Vineyard Haven



Comments

  1. Murica4eva says:

    Shut up

  2. mike skakel says:

    once the work crews are gone you wont even notice them, until this letter to the editor i had already forgotten about them, thanks for that. also think of the fewer power outages

  3. dream2delirium says:

    Nstar already addressed this issue with the MVC and all of the towns. I, for one, am glad for less power outages this season with all the heavy snow and ice. People did object. Where have you been?

    1. Guest says:

      A power outage is over in a few days. This is permanent. And, yeah, I know NStar “addressed” the issue with the, but as a fait accompli. The MVC was powerless to do anything about it. And this ain’t going away. More poles and wires are going up every day. Once the work crews are gone you won’t notice? Sure, if you’re oblivious.

    2. JASuperstar says:

      A power outage is over in a few days. This is permanent. And, yeah, NStar “addressed” the issue with the MVC, but as a fait accompli. The MVC was powerless to do anything about it. And this ain’t over. More poles and wires are going up every day, all over the place. Won’t notice once the work crews are gone? Perhaps. If you’re oblivious.

  4. RedSoxPatriotsCelticsBruinsFan says:

    It was explained taller poles to carry heavier wires to provide more power from the new line being run from the coast. They wont have to use the generators anymore in the summer when use increases.

  5. KenEsq says:

    They’re not ugly…they’re utilitarian and essential to living here. What’s “hideous” is the decaying buildings, residences that look like junkyards, public property that has been littered with broken boats and rotting animal carcasses. Those are all far, far bigger eyesores and safety hazards than utility poles that bring us power and communications.

  6. Lone_Conservative says:

    Thank you to Nstar and their sub-contractor, Hawkeye for their diligent efforts to bring us better, more reliable power service. If you don’t like the ugly poles, the time to complain was when the island was building more and more buildings. You need to improve the infrastructure to support the increased load. You wanted to have a 6,000 sq/ft house, you want air conditioning, the double oven, your SUV in a heated garage and other forms of comfort. Don’t blame Nstar, next time you stand if front of the mirror, thank the idiot staring back at you!