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Mar 9, 2016 1:57 PM

Flags will shine bright in Chichester after rules to prevent light pollution waived for Old Glory

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CHICHESTER - The stars may be visible in the night sky throughout most of Chichester, but the brightest stars will shine on the American flag.

According to the Concord Monitor, town voters passed a petitioned zoning amendment on Tuesday by a 227-224 vote to allow full "illumination of federal, state, local and military service flags.”

Chichester, which has strictly regulated light pollution to protect the community's rural character, voted to make flags exempt from compliance with the light ordinance.

Due to the new exemption, Camping World will now be able to direct lights upward at the giant American flag it installed last year over Route 4.

The petition was originally drafted when the recreational vehicle dealer realized they'd be violating the town’s rules against “sky glow” if it attempted to follow proper flag-lighting etiquette at night.

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