School bond signs reportedly missing, vandalized

10/03/2011 11:41 AM |

FACEBOOK PHOTO | A sign supporting the Riverhead School District bond vote set for next Tuesday.

Although silly season is in full swing in Riverhead Town, the semi-regular issue of campaign signs being swiped from grassy medians and front lawns hasn’t been a problem.

But someone has reportedly taken down or vandalized a number of signs supporting the Riverhead School District bond vote scheduled for next week.

“Many of our lawn signs have been stolen, taken down, or in some cases even vandalized,” Friends of the Riverhead School Bond Vote, a group that supports the $78.3 million proposal, posted on its Facebook page. “Someone even attempted to rip down our large four by eight sign by CKs Deli.”

The white and blue signs bear a Blue Waves logo along with a large “Vote Yes” written across the top. They also read “health, infrastructure, safety and educational space.”

One Facebook commenter noted her signs had been tossed into nearby woods. Another posted a picture of eight signs she placed on her lawn in response to the theft and vandalism.

The bond vote is set for Oct. 11. Taxpayers will also be asked to vote on a $7 million proposal for a second gym at the high school. The second proposition is contingent on the passage of the first.

A spokesperson for the Friends of the Riverhead School Bond Vote did not immediately return an email seeking comment.