• Haverhill man threatened with fines if he doesnt remove Trump signs

    By: Erica Ricci

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    HAVERHILL, Mass. - A Haverhill man said he’s been threatened with daily fines if he doesn’t remove the majority of the Donald Trump signs from his property.

    Richard Early has at least a dozen signs supporting the Republican presidential candidate that range in size from one foot to a full banner.

    Individually they might be fine, but according to a letter from the city inspector they are collectively too big.

    "They've been up since January and now all of a sudden Trump's getting a little momentum and I'm out of ordinance,” Early said.

    The ordinance says political campaign signs cannot exceed a maximum of 32 square feet for each property.

    Early’s cover an estimated 200 square feet.

    "If they came to me in January, February when I put it up and said hey I think you're out of ordinance, then I probably would've done something,” he told FOX25.

    If the signs aren’t removed, the city inspector said Early could face fines of up to $300 per day.

    "The Trump signs are staying up, that's it, bottom line, they're not coming down,” he said.

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