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Brookhaven rebukes candidate Senft for political signs

Republican State Senate candidate Anthony Senft, an Islip councilman already vexed by the town's toxic-dumping scandal, now is under fire from Brookhaven for allegedly having illegal campaign signs posted along local roads.

Last week Town Attorney Annette Eaderesto warned in a letter to Senft that the town code, revised this year, bars posting signs on public rights of way or utility poles.

"Political signs can only be posted on private property," she wrote, and the campaign could face a $250 penalty.

Senft campaign manager Mike Johnson said "overzealous volunteers" might have put signs in the wrong places, and will be reminded to follow new town rules. Senft is facing environmentalist Adrienne Esposito on the Democratic line.-- Rick Brand

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