Hempstead Town leaders have unveiled legislation they say would be among the toughest in the country to govern where wireless carriers can put new cell towers and antennas.

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The proposal would require wireless companies to demonstrate that a new installation is necessary because of gaps in service. It would encourage them to locate towers and antennas at existing wireless facilities on public land and prohibit new structures within 1,500 feet of homes and schools.

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