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August 1, 2013

The Lamp Post

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‘Tis the season: It seems everywhere you look there’s paving work going on — whether to streets, driveways or highways. This is the season to get those jobs done, and workers for the city and state and from local companies are taking advantage of the dry weather to make needed repairs.

Less than a barrel of fun: Watch out for construction barrels on Interstate 495 ramps, particularly those that link to Main Street in the northern part of the city. When you drive on those ramps, especially at night, the barrels can surprise you, forcing you to swerve if you’re not careful. The barrels are located on top of catch basins that have been reconstructed during the state’s recent massive highway repaving project.

Looking good: People are raving about the plants and flowers blooming along Main Street in the area of Central Plaza. The flowers, many of them bright yellow, really stand out. The city invested a few thousand dollars to put the plants and flowers there.

A clean slate: All that graffiti that marred buildings and vehicles around the city in the last few weeks is quickly being removed, and it’s a welcome change. Police say two teenage boys used spray paint to tag words on their targets dozens of times.

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