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Sign of the times

To the Editor:

My son had a mobile home for sale on Lovers Lane in Bristol and had put a sign up at the end of the lane so it was visible to passing traffic. The day after we put the sign up we received a telephone call from Robert Stetson of the zoning board; we needed to remove the sign. He explained that there is an off-premise signage zoning law. We went up within 15 minutes and removed the sign. Mr. Stetson told us that if we didnt move our sign, they would remove it. We are law abiding citizens but it does bother me that this law doesnt apply to everyone in Bristol. Since we removed the sign I have counted at least 10 signs in Bristol regarding lawn sales, veggies for sale, breakfast buffet, farmers market, C.F. fund raiser, etc. None of these signs were on the premises where the events were taking place. Why isnt Mr. Stetson making sure all these signs are removed? You may want to sell your home someday in the future; remember that you can only put the sign on your property, not at the end of the street.

Lana Thompson
Bristol

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