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Norwalk's Damaged Tent Will Be Repaired

NORWALK, Conn. – There is good news about the city property that was reported damaged Wednesday at Calf Pasture Beach. Fitzgerald Awning has offered to fix the tent for free, said Mike Mocciae, director of the department of parks and recreation. "That's unbelievable," he said in an email.

The tent, valued at $4,400, was purchased by the city with the intent to rent it out. Someone went into the fenced in area Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and vandalized it. "The whole tent collapsed from them hanging on the tent poles bending and twisting all the poles," Mocciae said.

A parks and rec worker said she was about to rent it out for the first time. Mocciae said that even with the generous donation from Fitzgerald Awning, the city is still out the tent poles that were bent, a cost of $1,200. There is also the cost of the labor to put the tent back up and stabilize the structure.

Mayor Richard Moccia vows to pursue the investigation into the crime. "This was planned, orchestrated," Moccia said. "To go into a public beach at night, when it was closed, to just tear all that stuff down ... it's an affront to every citizen in this city."

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