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Officials battle over Montgomery County billboard

DOT is demanding sign come down

This billboard along the New York State Thruway in the town of Root, pictured in August, was demolished at the behest of federal officials who said it violated federal law.
This billboard along the New York State Thruway in the town of Root, pictured in August, was demolished at the behest of federal officials who said it violated federal law.
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An embattled billboard that’s considered a critical draw for Fulton County tourism is putting federal funding for the New York State Thruway at risk. Though congressional representatives and local leaders have lined up in support of the sign, the state Department of Transportation is demanding the billboard — which advertises the Johnstown-Gloversville Holiday Inn and is visible from the Thruway between Canajoharie and Fultonville — be taken down. It was illegally rebuilt in 2006, in ...


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Root_Beer
August 10, 2013
6:37 p.m.

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If the stae wants the sign taken down so they can get federal highway money either take the tolls off the thruway and demolish the sign or stand up to the feds and let it stand, case closed.

cracker
August 10, 2013
7:47 p.m.

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So how far is the sign from the t-way? Could it be moved back and still seen if made a little larger?

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