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Fight lost

Montgomery County billboard comes 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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Federal highway funding for the state is no longer threatened, now that an illegal billboard has been taken down from a hillside visible from the New York State Thruway, according to the state Department of Transportation. Local officials and state and federal legislators all went to bat for the Johnstown Holiday Inn’s billboard, which fell down in 2006 and lost its immunity from the federal Highway Beautification Law of 1965. The law limits outdoor advertising ...


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robbump
October 31, 2013
7:44 p.m.

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But how much did the domolition cost taxpayers?
-and playing devils' advocate: stories made it sould as if this sign alone was responsible for all the business in Johnstown. If that was true, then would it be true that no traffic from points east and south of the sign, where there are no similar signs, came to the Glove Cities?

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