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Come on, vandals: Get a clue, get a life

This week we have once again learned of senseless acts of vandalism affecting community parks and cemeteries.
We know our readers are as saddened as we are about the regular destruction that continues to occur. For a community that takes such pride in its appearance and the impression it leaves on visitors, this is a disturbing trend.
The most obvious “jumped-to” conclusion is that with school out for the summer holidays, bored kids with more time on their hands than they need are wreaking havoc.
We hope this is not true; like our readers we would like to focus on the kids who do so much good for the community and are frequently featured in the pages of the EDN.
Regardless of who’s responsible for the damage or what their reasoning is, we encourage all to take a tough stance on these ridiculous antics and report any suspicious behavior to the police department. Not only are taxpayer dollars being spent to fix whatever damage is done, it is not behavior we citizens can ignore.
Maybe if the perpetrators of these crimes were apprehended it would serve as a warning to others who might be considering the same thing. When places of recreation can’t be utilized because of damage, and when cemeteries can’t hang flags because of theft, a line has been crossed that the community must respond to. It is our sincerest hope that whoever is behind this behavior regrets their actions and decides to do more constructive things with their time.
May we suggest becoming a volunteer at a hospital, taking part in the various programs the library offers or joining a club or group. There are more appropriate uses of time than vandalism and the community of Ennis deserves so much better from its residents.

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