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Adirondack cell tower boom slows

RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - A big push to expand cell phone service in the Adirondack Park has slowed after a 2-year building boom.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the Adirondack Park Agency has issued only nine permits for cellular projects this year and has nine more pending, compared to 28 in 2010 and 27 in 2009.

Agency spokesman Keith McKeever says the applications have slowed to a level more like what the agency was seeing five years ago before the start of a building boom triggered by a clamor for improved cell coverage - especially along the Northway.

Over the last four years, the APA has approved 81 cell tower projects, compared to 50 from 2000 through 2007. McKeever says the slowdown may be just a temporary lull.

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