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One man’s sign is another’s eyesore

The controversy of billboards as written in Brian McGrory’s column will go on forever (“A bad sign on the horizon,” Metro, Oct. 26). As long as former governor Michael Dukakis is alive, he will lead the charge with his pet obsession.

Billboards are a fact of life going back hundreds of years in one form or another. Their purpose is in the eye of the beholder — some dislike them, others love them. They are, in fact, entertaining, helpful, and can even offer a public service, especially the new electronic ones.

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