August 15, 2020

Letter to the Editor: ‘Tis the Season for … Vandalism in Old Lyme? What on Earth are the Perpetrators Thinking?

To the Editor:

A view from my porch: some sorrow and anger.

It’s the holiday season, right? “Peace on earth to men and women of goodwill”, right? However, as I looked out from my porch window this morning, there was something that was clearly amiss.  One of my neighbor’s beautiful flower pots was missing and lay smashed and broken near my driveway on Library Lane. This was not a small pot, but probably weighed, filled with soil, a few hundred pounds. So, it took some vandalistic effort. Then, as I walked down the street, I saw that those vandals had also seriously damaged five mail boxes,  and even one of those little green men that alerts drivers that children are playing nearby.

Give me a break, people(?). Where’s your head at?


Thomas D. Gotowka,
Old Lyme.



  1. Judith Archer says

    There was a total of 9 mailboxes destroyed in the early hours of Sunday morning. This also included the library’s mailbox. My husband has repaired three so far for neighbors, at no charge, just trying to make a sad situation better for people in our neighborhood.

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