Despite Sandy's Disruptions, Should Campaigns Be Picking Up Signs?

Some local political candidates still have campaign signs around town.

There was no doubt in the days leading up to Election Day that Hurricane Sandy disrupted political campaigns. But now that it has passed, do you think the signs should be removed immediately, or do you feel there are there more pressing priorities in light of the storm?

As of early Friday afternoon, signs linger at the intersection of Route 25A and Nicolls Road, for instance, as well as the corner of Nicolls Road and Route 347 and at Old Town Road and Route 347.

Bill Faulk, a representative for Brookhaven town supervisor-elect Ed Romaine, said the campaign staff has plans to remove the signs as soon as possible. "We've asked our campaign volunteers to retrieve all outstanding signs and either return them to HQ or keep them at home," he said. "Our effort to remove them began the day after Election Day."

Deborah McKee, who lost her bid for the fourth assembly district seat in the state legislature, said much the same: "Efforts have been and are ongoing to address this as expeditiously as possible."

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