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Stealing political signs in Duxbury is an age-old problem usually blamed on kids picking up lawn signs here and there and throwing them on the side of the road, but in this campaign season, which has seen unusually aggressive tactics and attacks on the national stage, there has been a large scale theft of one candidate’s signs.
Colleen Horgan Slocum, a Duxbury native who is running for the School Committee, gave out 150 political lawn signs to her supporters in the last few weeks. All signs were placed by homeowners on their private property, she said. Each sign cost her $10.
Solcum and her campaign manager Patricia Thomas first noticed a problem last week when, on Saturday, March 12, her friends reported that at least 20 to 25 of their signs had been removed in the Standish Shore and Powder Point areas and along Washington, St. George, Cedar and Franklin streets.