News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 21, 2014
Flower box vandalism leads to summons

by Faith DeAmbrose

A court summons has been issued in connection with the vandalism of flower boxes on the Mill Stream Bridge in downtown Blue Hill.

“As a result of an investigation, Henry Elliott, 59, of Blue Hill was issued a summons for Criminal Mischief,” according to a report from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. The summons was issued on August 13.

A number of calls came in to the sheriff’s office about the vandalism, said Deputy Scott Kane, who questioned Elliott. “I questioned him and he admitted doing it,” said Kane.

The summons issued to Elliott referenced only one act of vandalism at the bridge site. Flower boxes at the bridge have been vandalized on multiple occasions this summer and last year.

Elliott is expected to appear in court in October to answer the summons.

As for the flower boxes, seven were replaced on Tuesday, August 19. According to Blue Hill Garden Club president Ute Eichenberg the boxes were repaired by Rick Seeger and installed by Rich Eichenberg. The boxes were created by Mainscape and the town of Blue Hill has donated additional funds to the effort.