- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - Milford claims to be home to Connecticut’s tallest flagpole.

A new flagpole that rises 110 feet above the ground - not including an eagle - replaces a 99.7-foot pole put up 60 years ago on the Milford Green. Officials said the old pole had to come down because it had stress cracks and would have become a safety hazard.

Mayor Benjamin Blake tells Hearst Connecticut Media Group (https://bit.ly/TNaxQA ) that from all accounts, it’s the tallest flagpole in the state, outdistancing Newtown’s 100-foot flagpole.

The first flag was hoisted up Milford’s new flagpole on Sunday following an annual Memorial Day weekend wreath-laying ceremony at City Hall.

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