Students’ bakery mural splits New Hampshire town

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A well-intentioned school art project – a large painting of pastries displayed over a roadside bakery – has turned up the heat in a New Hampshire town with a legal battle pitting a zoning ordinance against freedom-of-speech rights.

The colorful 90-square-foot work over Leavitt’s Country Bakery in Conway shows the sun shining over a landscape of giant chocolate and strawberry donuts with sprinkles, a cinnamon roll, a blueberry muffin, among other treats.

It’s meant to evoke a mountain range – Conway is in the heart of the White Mountains.

The town says the painting is a sign that’s too big.

But the bakery owner says it’s a mural. He’s sued the town.

Meanwhile, a recent town vote to change the sign code to keep the painting didn’t pass.

AP Video by Robert Bukaty

Production: Rodrique Ngowi