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Trustee Calls Signs ‘Xenophobic’ and ‘Hate Speech’

A number of Egg Harbor village businesses have put up “No Dollar General” signs in their yards to protest the store that’s being proposed for a location south of the village in the Town of Egg Harbor. During the Nov. 9 village board meeting, trustee Joe Smith asked whether the village would be doing anything about the signs, calling them “xenophobic” and “hate speech.”

After a short discussion, the board dismissed the concern and did not recommend taking any future action on the signs.