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Published: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7:00 a.m.

Firefighters help with campaign cleanup

Soon enough, we might be rid of all those unsightly campaign signs.

Their bold, all-caps promises seem less patriotic in the post-election morning light.

If you live in Everett, your local firefighters might help out.

Off-duty members of the firefighters' Local 46 plan to collect campaign signs around town, union president Paul Gagnon said.

They first check with candidates, because some want to reuse signs in future elections and others don't want theirs touched, he said.

The firefighters also rented out an extra trash bin for anyone who wants to throw away signs. The bin will be at the Firefighters' Hall at 2411 Hewitt Ave. through Wednesday.

The cleanup help also is a sign of good will, Gagnon said. The crews will collect signs for anyone who OKs it, regardless of where the union's endorsement fell.

“After elections are over, bygones are bygones,” he said.
Story tags » EverettFirefightingPoliticsPolitical AdvertisingElections

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