Woman to remove screen built to block view of neighbor

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) -- A former Vermont gubernatorial candidate is taking down a 60-foot by 24-foot screen she built to block her view of her neighbor's home.

The Valley News reports Ruth Dwyer has agreed to remove the structure by Nov. 1 as part of a settlement filed earlier this month. Dwyer will face a $200 fine for each day the screen remains up if she doesn't remove it by that date.

Dwyer has said one of her horses was startled by a child on the neighbor's driveway, prompting her to plant trees to block the view. She had the temporary screen installed while they grow.

She didn't respond to messages seeking comment.

Thetford officials say it violates zoning rules and began assessing fees of $200 per day in March.

Dwyer unsuccessfully ran for governor twice.

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