Clinton, Maine’s Boston Post Cane was stolen from our town hall sometime during the weekend of June 3-5, 2011. It was in a display case opposite the service window and around the corner from the police station housed in the same building. The town is heartbroken, but are hoping to get it back.
As of July, 2011 the cane is still missing despite a search of local antique stores and pawn shops. The town is encouraging the thief to return the cane. If caught the perpetrator will face felony charges.
We encourage anyone seeing the Clinton cane to contact the authorities.
(See the WABI news report on the theft.)
Lorna Colquhoun, a correspondent for the New Hampshire Union Leader, reported that the town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire has found their cane after a nearly 40 year absence. The cane was hiding away in a closet just a few miles away.
Read Lorna’s wonderful story.
We don’t normally do birthday greetings here, and even this one is belated, but we wanted to wish Vivian P. Henschke, holder of Longmeadow, MA’s Boston Post Cane who celebrated her 109th birthday on March 23rd with her son, Robert, her daughter and son-in-law, Karen & Russell Preston, and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren & friends.
Wow! Happy Birthday Vivian!