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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A father and son are considering the Norman Rockwell Museum property in Vermont as a possible location for a marijuana dispensary.

The museum site in Rutland is up for sale, and Daniel Reilly Sr. and Daniel Reilly Jr. are seeking approval to establish a dispensary there. The Rutland Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2woUw6D ) the town board will discuss the issue Aug. 22. The museum property has been up for sale for several years.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott recently signed legislation increasing the number of state-approved marijuana dispensaries from four to five. A state spokeswoman says there are seven applicants.

Rockwell is known for capturing small-town American life in his artwork, which appeared on more than 300 covers of The Saturday Evening Post.

He lived in Arlington, Vermont, from 1943 to 1953.

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