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Wednesday, October 31

"Signs, signs, everywhere the signs..."

The political shenanigans continue.

I got a call from Kevin Madigan, husband of Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan, who said four of his six political signs were stolen from his yard which borders Crescent Avenue.

He said he put them out there at 11 a.m. and while out and about later, decided to drive by to see how well he could see them from the road. He could only see two.

Given the sweep of the last few weeks in which hundreds of signs disappeared from the streets (possibly at the hands of DPW crews, depending on who you ask), Madigan said he thought it must be DPW, but a call to DPW Commissioner Anthony "Skip" Scirocco revealed that isn't the case.

"Absolutely not," Scirocco said when I asked him if it was his crews. "After that article we haven't picked up any signs."

Madigan said all of the signs were Democrats, but "I don't know what the rhyme or reason was," in the thefts, since the perpetrator (as I will now refer to him/her) made off with a Paul Tonko, Jeff Wait, Christine Clark and Robin Andrews signs, but left a John Silverstri and a Carrie Woerner sign. "Jeff Wait is a hometown boy, so I don't get it," Madigan said.

He also said one of his neighbors had three signs out in the morning and said by the end of the day there was only one left. I didn't ask whose.

After calling me, Madigan said he would be calling the police.

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