Man raises middle finger statue in dispute with town officials

U.S. & World

(WPTZ) Driving down Route 128 in Westford, Vermont you can’t miss the statue that’s pointing right at you.

A giant, wooden middle finger is at the tail end of Ted Pelkey’s yard. He said the $4,000 he spent on it is worth every penny.

“I’m fed up and it was time to do something,” he says.

Pelkey owns a truck repair shop and filament recycling business in Swanton.

He said he’s been trying to acquire a building permit for his home property in Westford, with the hopes of relocating the business there.

The town has not issued one, and in minutes from a development review board meeting last fall, a review of the application for a building permit appeal found it did not meet regulations.

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