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November 8, 2012

The Lamp Post

Campaigners will tell you it’s never to late to try to pick up a few more votes. The city was the target of a late charge for votes by the Democratic party before the election, with U.S. Senate candiate Elizabeth Warren making an appearance at Democratic headquarters on Merrimack Street in the downtown just days before voters went to the polls.

Speaking of the election, many campaign workers were hustling after Hurricane Sandy left candidates’ posters ripped an tattered, even in pieces. When the storm ended, the workers cleaned up the debris and then hurried to put out more signs to keep their candidates’ names in front of voters. The debris from signs just added to the mess caused by the storm. Many streets, yards and parks were littered with tree branches.

The Lamplighter has noticed the ride on Route 125 in Bradford is getting smoother. There are still construction signs and cones all over the place, but most of the bumps and potholes caused by the state’s massive reconstruction project have been paved over — thankfully. Despite the improvement, the Lamplighter wonders how snow plows will negotiate any remaining rough spots this winter, or if the state plans to smooth them over before the first snow falls.

Speaking of Route 125, a sign in front of Sacred Hearts School along that main road offers an interesting take on an old saying. It reads “ASAP. Always Say a Prayer.’’

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