Cavaccini also serves as the Historian for the town and is angered by the repeated damage. “This cannot continue to happen. I feel that these vandals are now starting to take pleasure at getting away with their crimes. Carnwath is becoming more and more of an attraction for our residents and the Town’s continued improvements to the park will only help deter this type of activity. I am simply disgusted by these attacks on our community.”
TOWN OF WAPPINGER – In July, graffiti was discovered on the Manor and Carriage House at the town’s Carnwath Farms Historic Site and Park. County Legislator Joey Cavaccini and East Fishkill Town Councilman AJ Beephan joined with members of the Odd Fellows Lafayette Lodge 18 and others to remove the remnants of the unwarranted attack.
On Saturday, August 1, more vandalism was discovered at the park by Cavaccini. In the latest instance, the 1873 Carriage House had graffiti spray-painted the exterior, and the entered through a window which they broke open and vandalized the 19th-century loft with rather “vulgar images” according to Cavaccini.
The Town of Wappinger is still reviewing security cameras on the property from the last incident and will be doing so with this event.
Town Supervisor Richard Thurston, a resident of the Wheeler Hill Historic District, is offering a personal reward of $100 to an individual who provides information that will lead to prosecuting the perpetrators.