Midcoast lens: Signs of the times

Oct 18, 2016
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

As Election Day approaches, more and more political signs seem to be appearing along roadsides everywhere ... and not all of them are in favor of the choices being offered,. as demonstrated by this sign found on Clark Island Road in St. George.

Although there are no write-in candidates allowed in any race this coming election, one Seal Harbor Road resident is rallying for Elmer Fudd. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
With all the political rhetoric being thrown around this election season, it is hard for many to get a sense of the direction they will likely be going in at the polls Nov. 8. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
If there is a vacant plot of land, there are certain to be more signs placed between now and the election Nov. 8. Above, signs cover the island extending to Union Street from North Main and Main streets in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Even on the outskirts of River Road and Seal Harbor Road in St. George, candidate signs abound. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
At the corner of Main and Park streets. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Someone found it necessary to make some adjustments to this Trump sign at the corner of Union and Rankin streets. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
And it is doubtful the breeze actually lifted this Clinton sign off its wire attachment at the corner of Union and Rankin streets. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Kathleen D Daley | Oct 20, 2016 08:47

The very first sign says it all. We need more of those!

Posted by: Gary W. Skarka | Oct 19, 2016 09:11

Not sure you should be giving attention to the crude signs.  I do appreciate a sense of humor, but this election is no joke. 

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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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