Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stephentown Democratic Signs Found in Berlin Woods



Stephentown Signs Found in Woods off Schaefer Road in Berlin

25 Democratic lawn signs were found dumped in the woods off the very remote Schaefer Road in the Town of Berlin on Thursday, October 8. The signs were found by a NYSEG meter reader who happened to come across them while walking in the woods. Trooper Silvernail of the New York State Police investigated and released the signs to Town Justice Cyril Grant and Town Councilman PJ Roder, who had been notified of the discovery. Most of the signs were still intact.

“Well, at least we have some of our stolen signs back”, said Andrew White, Chair of the Stephentown Democratic Committee. “They have been disappearing at a rapid rate throughout the town, along with the vandalism of mailboxes and lawns.”

Several additional reports of missing Democratic signs were made to the State Police on Friday afternoon, October 9. This latest activity closely followed the decision by Judge Roger McDonough to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to throw out the entire Democratic slate. This suit was filed by supporters of convicted felon and Republican Party candidate for Highway Superintendent, Neil Gardner. Investigations are continuing.

“I want to make it absolutely clear that the Stephentown Democratic Committee, its coalition slate of candidates, and their supporters have not, and will not, engage in immature behavior of this nature,” said White. “We are trying to move Stephentown forward in a positive direction. We call on all Stephentown residents to help bring these bullying and thuggish actions to an end. Stephentown deserves better.”

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