Mimi Duphily was hanging baskets of pink geraniums on antique street lamps downtown for the Middleborough Beautification and Activities Group when she noticed something else that needed cleaning up -- citizens' mouths.
"The cursing has gotten very, very bad. I find it appalling and I
won't tolerate it," said Duphily, a civic leader in the otherwise quiet
New England community, which calls itself the Cranberry Capital of the
World. "No person should be allowed to talk in that manner."
Soon, Middleborough residents who do could risk a $20 fine.