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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Out of control signs


Town officials in Upton plan to crack down on unsightly signs.

Police Chief Thomas Stockwell said at a recent selectmen's meeting that many signs posted throughout the community violate town bylaws, which regulate the appearance and size of signs, as well as how long they can remain up.

"We're really losing control of the sign issue in town and it needs to be addressed," Stockwell said later in a telephone interview.

Sign violations are enforced by the town code enforcement department, Stockwell said, and fines increase after the first offense.

-- Charlie Russo

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