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Haverhill Offers Prize for Reporting Potholes

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HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Report a pothole, win a prize.

That’s the idea behind a new promotion by the city of Haverhill.

Mayor James Fiorentini says residents who report a pothole on a city street to the Public Works Department will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 gift cards donated by local businesses. The contest ends May 10.

He tells The Eagle-Tribune that the idea is to get the bone-jarring, suspension-rattling holes filled within two business days of when they are reported. He says it’s a public safety issue.

Haverhill, like all New England cities, is dealing with the annual spring rite off dealing with large divots in the roads after a rough winter.

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Information from: North Adams (Mass.) Transcript, http://www.thetranscript.com

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