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Town names spelled wrong on Haverhill street signs

December 12, 2011
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HAVERHILL, Mass.—State transportation officials are apologizing for putting up street signs in Haverhill that misspell the names of nearby communities.

The signs direct drivers to "Plastow" N.H. on Route 125, and to "Merrimack" Mass. on Route 110.

The New Hampshire community is actually spelled Plaistow.

And although there is a Merrimack, N.H., the Massachusetts community with a similar name is spelled Merrimac, without the "k."

State highway officials believe the signs were recently installed and that spelling errors were made during their manufacture.

A department spokesman tells The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/tCIxl3) tape has been used to blank out the "k" in Merrimack, while the word "Plastow" has been covered entirely until correctly spelled signs can be installed.

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Information from: Eagle Tribune, http://www.eagletribune.com

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