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More towns designing flags to join State House display

Last year, Christine Richards made a spur-of-the-moment decision, but one that was also two centuries overdue and will forever alter the history of Peru, Mass.

“I decided we needed a flag for the town,” declared Richards, the part-time town clerk for Peru, a hill town in the Berkshires with a volunteer fire department, a single blinking yellow light, and little else.

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