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A Clear Sign

“You put it up and in a week’s time it’s down again,” complains Charles Taylor, chairman of the Board of Selectman of Embden, Maine. “Somebody takes it. You would think every dorm room in the state of Maine should have one by now.” The problem: theft of a road sign in town, and replacement costs are a few hundred dollars a year. The street’s name: Katie Crotch Road. It’s been called that for generations, and everyone who was around when the name was given is now dead, so no one knows its origin. Voters rejected changing the name in 2012, but the town put a referendum on the ballot again — and it failed again. However, another referendum did pass: an ordinance establishing a way to recall elected officials. (RC/Kennebec Journal) ...Have we made ourselves clear?
Original Publication Date: 27 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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