Back page: New York woman fills potholes with pansies
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has taken on the post-winter pothole problem in her hometown by filling in the eyesores with pansies. After months of severe weather left the streets of Schenectady pocked with pavement craters and city public works crews scrambling to fix them, some residents began filling in the holes themselves. Elaine Santore decided to take it a step further by dumping dirt and pansies into potholes on two streets. She told The Daily Gazette of Schenectady that she decided to plant the flowers to make a statement about the problem and to make people smile after what she called “a horrible winter.” Of the 10 holes she filled with flowers over three days starting Monday, Santore told The Associated Press on Friday that she believed all have now been fixed by city crews.
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