For several generations, an anonymous group of townspeople know as the "Pranksters" have poked fun at local political or social issues in town by erecting signs and displays on the green in the early morning hours of Halloween night. In 1998 the Pranksters went a step further by erecting a gazebo at the north end of the green, fulfilling their own desire to have a gazebo on the green "just like other towns." Reaction among townspeople ranged from outrage to gratitude. The town removed the gazebo in February 1999.