Enfield Little League president Dave Rancourt said he was not surprised when he learned of vandalism that affected league property at Powder Hollow Park.
"Every year it's something, whether it's graffiti on the dugouts or whatever," Rancourt said.
The latest round of damage, however, is treading on nearly sacred turf, as vandals apparently tore down the Home Town Heroes Honor Roll sign located between the two baseball fields at the park.
The sign was found on the grass near a pair of 7-foot wooden mounting poles, Three corners were torn off the sign, with two remaining fixed to the posts by thick mounting bolts.
Each year, the Little League designates a Home Town Hero, who is celebrated during Opening Day ceremonies and permanently remembered on the sign. Among the recipients of the honor since its inception in 2002 have been GySgt. Phillip Jordan and LCpl. Philip Johnson, who were both killed in action in Iraq; Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame honorees Amy Romano and Eddie Lapponese; and current Police Chief Carl Sferrazza.
A Little League parent who requested anonymity said, "It's disgusting to think that someone would try to ruin something that honors some of our bravest residents, and people who have contributed so much to this town."
A police officer investigating the case Tuesday said the damage appears to have been caused deliberately.
Anyone with information on who may have been responsible for the vandalism is asked to call Enfield police at 860-763-6400.