Monday, May 12, 2014

Gonna Need A Bigger Fence

Vandals left their mark on the town owned water tower on E. Pleasant Street

Umass just last summer refinished the larger of the two water towers located atop Orchard Hill on East Pleasant Street at a cost of just over $1 million dollars.

I guess the huge blank canvas was too much for vandals to ignore even though a new six foot high fence was recently erected around both towers.  The smaller one is owned by the town of Amherst.  

Adjacent larger water tower owned by UMass was also hit

Both water towers are enclosed by a standard 6 ft chain link fence


Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Anonymous said...

Is there an art class/majors that maybe they could paint some muruals, or pictures town or UMAss related on there? It would be a great place to express their talent, and hopefully keep vandals from feeling the need.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you didn't report on the swastika and anti-gay graffiti left on the big wooden art thing by the river at the end of the Hadley common over the weekend. It's been painted over but everything is still basically visible.

Larry Kelley said...

I have enough trouble keeping up with Amherst.

Anonymous said...

The hooligans are gone for the summer, and we get our beautiful, rural town back.

Three to four months without them (if you count January) is a good deal.

Yokal said...

One person's art is another person's vandalism.

I painted the crap out of the outside of the high school I went to with my girlfriend and her mom one night. The next day everyone just assumed the art class did it. No reaction to something 100x larger than this.

Let that be a lesson, there need be no reaction except to clean it up if someone does not like it.

Or we could do the local thing and hang up more cameras. This "rural" town, as previously, obviously joking person, mentioned, is just filled with cameras. I wonder who gets to look at them.

Little houses made of ticky tacky....

Everyone needs a canvas.