Advertisement

Archive for Friday, October 12, 2007

Town’s welcome signs actually show Vermont

October 12, 2007

Advertisement

— A graphic goof on signs welcoming travelers has this upstate community facing an identity crisis.

That's because the "Welcome to Malone" signs feature a bucolic image of the New England countryside, not northern New York.

Town supervisor Howard Maneely said a Vermont resident who was passing through happened to recognize the Green Mountain State's scenery on the signs and alerted Malone officials.

Maneely said the image - a scene of red barns, rolling hills and fall foliage - was actually from a photograph taken at the Jenne Farm outside Woodstock, Vt.

The image was chosen by a committee after a contest that included local schoolchildren and arts groups. It's not clear how the photo, which is available on the Internet, slipped into the competition.

"We paid $5,000 for them five years ago," Maneely said of the signs. "But if the public wants them down, we can see about getting new ones."

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.