The town of Easthampton, MA, recently put up road signs directing drivers to Routes 10 and 141.  The signs sho wed the road numbers against a background of the state.  The only problem was, that state was Alabama.

The contractor who put up the signs can't explain who goofed.  What's really interesting is that the signs were up for a week before anyone really noticed the Heart of Dixie doing double-duty as the Bay State.

BOSTON GLOBE: Word to road crews: Tuscaloosa is over 1,000 miles thataway