1st Circ. Says Citizens Can't Intervene In T-Mobile Fight

By Julia Arciga (August 7, 2020, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit upheld a lower court decision Friday that blocked two local residents of a coastal Massachusetts town from intervening in a case over a T-Mobile antenna installation in a church steeple, ruling that their local government represented the views of the concerned citizens adequately.

The appeals court panel said the concerns of Barnstable, Massachusetts, and two residents who owned properties next to the church — Nancy Snell and Lorraine O'Connor — shared the "same ultimate goal" of upholding the town's administrative determinations to stay the permit for T-Mobile Northeast LLC's six-antenna build in the Centerville section of the town....

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