Everyone buys gas and checks out at a counter, so you’ve all probably locked eyes with a smilin’ Frank Russo. The former Auditor had his beaming mug tacked up on every single gas pump and cash register in the county, and since his exit into jailbird stripes, the stickers have hung around, a cheery reminder of the days when Russo and company ran a direct pipeline from county coffers to their bank accounts.
Times are changing. County honcho Ed FitzGerald’s office recently sent out a press release alerting us media types that the Weights and Measures Department will be taking down Frank’s face and putting up new seals this week. So next time you’re filing up, get one last look for the road.