Vandals strike again
Stanstead’s Robert Sheldon wishes that more citizens would get involved in trying to figure out who is performing acts of vandalism around town and in bringing the culprits to justice. “Last week I noticed that vandals had tried to push over the granite sculpture in front of the Manoir, and last Thursday night they put indelible ink on a granite sculpture right in front of Granit Central,” said Mr. Sheldon, angered by the recurring acts. In the past few years, other granite sculptures have been vandalized around town, including one that was valued at around $30,000 and completely destroyed. “We tried to fix that one but we couldn’t – it was smashed to pieces. It’s sad to see when so many people are trying to embellish the community,” he added.
Thankfully, Mr. Sheldon was able to restore the latest sculpture which was hit. “They had drawn all over the piece. I tried to take it off with acid, but that didn’t work, so we had to sand it,” he said. Citizens are encouraged to report acts of vandalism to the authorities.
Robert Sheldon was able to repair the granite sculpture that was attacked by vandals earlier in the month.