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Editorial: Damaging signs hurts free speech

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People generally support the First Amendment's right to freedom of speech — until someone says something they disagree with. Then ... not so much. A free speech battle is brewing in the town of Ballston, where residents are engaged in a passionate debate over the construction of a new 137,000-square-foot Wal-Mart on Route 50 just outside the village of Ballston Spa. Over the weekend, about 20 to 25 roadside signs urging support for the project ...

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June 7, 2014
6:20 a.m.

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If anything, I would hope the town has a sign ordinance and gets a fee for every sign left up or at least a deposit to ensure the signs get taken down in a timely manner. Nothing worse in a towns image than ratty old signs and stickers all over the place. Kind of a freedom of speech legal graffiti.