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    This flagpole, the present one, has been in place for the past 59 years with little deterioration, even after having been hit by a car in 1979 which was traveling at an estimated 55 mph late one night.  The injury sustained by the Newtown flagpole was a minor dent.  The car was demolished.  Such resilience is due to its weight  of 2.5 tons and the fact that is buried to a depth of 11 feet below Main Street.

    In the morning when you listen to the traffic on the radio, you'll hear something like "15 minute backup at the Newtown flagpole".  We always find this funny - there's just something about the flagpole that makes you smile.

    We hope that you'll think the flagepole in Newtown, CT is as great as we do.  It is one of the things that makes Newtown, CT a special place to live.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:15:59 AM PST

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