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New signs to hit the streets

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Beginning Monday and continuing through Aug. 2, Department of Public Works crews will be replacing street signs with new versions produced by inmates in the state’s correctional system. The town will pay 30 to 40 percent less for the signs than if they had been purchased from a commercial firm, said Mark Wetzel, the DPW superintendent. Town Meeting last year approved spending $65,000 on the project.

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