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Judge halts door-to-door campaigning

One of the issues in this town's turbulent race for Town Commission was resolved not at the ballot box but in a courthouse.

Judge Fred L. Bryson issued an injunction Friday prohibiting Sal Crimi from campaigning door to door in the Gull Harbor Condominium, the 263-unit home of about half the town's registered voters.

"The judge asked if there was a rule (against door-to-door solicitation)," Crimi said. "Then he asked if I had violated it." Crimi said he had and the judge issued the injunction, ruling that the condominium association's rule against door-to-door solicitation was reasonable.

Crimi, 66, is running for Seat 3 against incumbent William Garamella and fellow challengers Art Adams and David Yost. Gerald D. Davis, attorney for the condo association, said the rule applied to all of the candidates and the injunction was sought against Crimi because he was the only one to violate the rule.

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