New York state’s town sign has an image of Vermont

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Officials in an upstate New York town are red-faced over the signs welcoming travelers to their community.

That’s because the “Welcome to Malone” signs feature a bucolic image of the New England countryside, not northern New York.

The town supervisor says a Vermont resident who was passing through happened to recognize the Green Mountain State’s scenery on the signs and alerted Malone officials.

The image on the sign shows a scene of red barns, rolling hills and fall foliage.

It turns out that the scene was taken from a photograph of a farm outside Woodstock, Vermont.

Officials say the image was chosen by a Malone committee five years ago. The town paid five-thousand dollars to have it placed on the “Welcome to Malone” signs.

Town leaders say they’ll consider replacing the signs.

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