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Jul 7, 2009 7:17 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East Hampton High School football field vandalized

Jul 7, 2009 7:17 PM

East Hampton Town Police are investigating an act of vandalism in which someone burned a giant dollar sign onto the East Hampton High School football field with an unknown substance late last Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Accompanying the dollar sign, which measured approximately 60 by 20 feet, was a five-page, typed letter that was left in an envelope on the field.

The unsigned note was directed at the East Hampton School Board, according to police. Detective Sergeant Chris Anderson said “the letter expressed a dissenting opinion about the East Hampton School Board and the way it conducts its affairs.”

David Fioriello, of East Hampton, reported the vandalism to East Hampton Town Police on Sunday at 9:56 a.m. Three officers went to the field to investigate and took the note as evidence. Police said they did not know how much it would cost to repair the damage to the artificial turf field.

-carolyn kormann

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a sick world, hope when they find them or it, they are made to pay for all damages out of their pockets, do all the work to replace the turf themselves and to do 1000 hours of community service at the EH landfill.
By roundswamp (4), amagansett on Jul 9, 09 1:38 PM
the "turf" is kind of hard to relpace seeing that it is an artificial field made out of plastic fibers
By OrignialLocal (34), Southampton on Jul 10, 09 8:23 AM
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as i remember the whole field is like a rug and it is rolled out. they will probably have to replace the whole field
By OrignialLocal (34), Southampton on Jul 10, 09 8:24 AM
Brilliant idea, let’s add additional expenses to an already depleted budget to get our point across. If you aren’t capable of speaking at a public forum or showing your distaste by writing a letter to any of the local newspapers to express your dissatisfaction, then maybe you could revert to tablets and carve out your ideas and thoughts on it! That way, the taxpayers of this town won’t have to pay for your careless and idiotic outburst.
By OutEast (3), East Hampton on Jul 10, 09 3:43 PM
I totally agree with OutEast! What is the matter with you? I know you are reading this, you're probably that arrogant! You probably cost the school district more money then the cost of putting in that field. Lets just hope that what goes around comes around and you have to pay the price. What a schmuck! Oh forgot the capital S.
By localyokel (16), Water Mill on Jul 13, 09 2:17 PM
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