Heather May looks at her runs on the Cayuga-Seneca Trail as a chance to get away from it all. However, while jogging the week before the election, she saw something that brought her back to reality: a Nazi swastika painted on a power box.
A couple of weeks later, two more swastikas appeared, one on the rail bridge near the end of the west end of the trail, the other adorning a sign along the trail.
May, who chairs Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Theatre Department, said she has no doubt the Nazi signs are in response to President-elect Donald Trump, who received support during the campaign from ultra-right wing organizations, including white supremacist groups. Those groups have publicly celebrated his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.