WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) _ Westerly officials have begun cracking down on businesses that put up temporary signs.
Officials say the sandwich boards and other temporary signs violate a town ordinance that requires all signs be approved by a zoning officer.
The Westerly Sun reports the crackdown began last Friday and the town found 13 improper signs during the first day of its enforcement action.
Amy Grzybowski, the town's director of code enforcement, says businesses are given a warning when a sign is spotted. If they don't take down the sign, they could face a fine.
There are some exceptions.  Signs used to advertise a specific event can be displayed for two weeks, but must be gone within three days after the event occurs.