Sign of the times is not about modern times

A vintage street sign at Route 128 and Town Street will be replaced by a replica sign made by Zejke Hermann. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

CORNWALL — An old-fashioned sign directing travelers to the oldest part of town is about to be replaced. The plan isn’t to make it bigger or better or simply more modern. Cornwall craftsman Zejke Hermann has been hired to replicate the sign.

Located at the corner of Route 128 and Town Street, it is these days more of historical than informational importance.

The selectmen approved the $875 cost at their Sept. 6 meeting. Hermann said this week he had received a down payment and was about to start work. Funding will come from a state grant.

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