Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vacant Cheshire buildings attracting vandals as properties await development

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor 

CHESHIRE >> The white shell of an old nursing home, the former Greenery Extended Care Center, has stood empty and crumbling for years behind gates with barbed wire and “No Trespassing” signs to keep people out.
But clearly people aren’t staying out. During a recent visit, the old nursing home building was accessible through an unlocked door and low, unblocked windows. The interior was filled with broken glass and graffiti. People have written their initials and messages like “Craze” and “Turn Around.”
The dilapidated property at 50 Hazel Drive is just one of the long-vacant properties in town that have become an eyesore. Many haven’t been properly secured from entry.

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