Group sues to take down Bayville cell antennas

A group of Bayville residents is suing to have cell phone antennas mounted on a water tower near a local elementary school torn down.

The lawyer who filed the lawsuit, Andrew Campanelli, says he believes the cell phone antennas caused 30 percent of the staff at Bayville Elementary School to be diagnosed with cancer or another illness.

But Campanelli says he is suing because the village violated a 60-year-old covenant on the land that says it can't be used for commercial purposes or what neighbors find offensive.

"Can we prove a casual link between the cell phone towers and the illnesses? No," Campanelli says. "Fortunately, we don't have to. We have a restrictive covenant which my clients have a property right to enforce."

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