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Lebanon Airport Activates Beacons

Controversial hazard beacons at the Lebanon Airport were officially activated Tuesday despite numerous attempts from residents to delay installation and move the project to a different location.

The city approved the project back in 2011 to enhance safety and meet FAA guidelines, and obtained all necessary permits to install the two 90-foot structures. One of the beacons is located in a wooded area south of the airport, with the other standing near the police station along Poverty Lane.

But several Poverty Lane residents have resisted the project, with one going so far as to file an injunction last month in Grafton Superior Court. City officials haven’t responded to the injunction, but have moved forward with the project none-the-less on the grounds that it was approved by the council.

Still, representatives from both sides are slated to appear for a hearing Dec. 7 in North Haverhill in regards to the injunction.

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