fh-sign-missingVandals have apparently hit the Welcome to Fair Haven again. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)


Just a couple months after it was replaced, Fair Haven’s welcome sign on River Road was again a target of vandalism.

This time, though, somebody ripped the whole thing off its tall white stanchions, leaving bent metal and a hard-to-miss hole where the borough’s seal, the steamship Albertina, had stood as the official greeter to the borough.

The sign, at the border of Red Bank, was broken in half last year. This time, it was torn down sometime over the weekend. It was news to Mayor Mike Halfacre when redbankgreen asked him for comment, who uttered a groan when he heard.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” he said.

Nope. Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge said his officers are on the incident, but no police report is yet available.

The borough has four other signs in town that are identical to the one that was on River Road. They are deep blue and, surrounding the Albertina, read “Welcome” and “Borough of Fair Haven.”