Sunday morning a house less than a mile from us was intentionally set on fire. It points to one of the problems I see with absentee ownership. Someone now from Connecticut owns this property (proudly displaying the “Century Farm” signs that indicates 100 year ownership of the farm by the same family). The house had been rented for at least the last 10 years and nothing had been done to it. As windows broke, they were replaced with plywood, the porch roof was collapsing – all while the owners were collecting rent and when the renters finally stopped paying, they were kicked out and the house had reached the point of no return, so the owner simply had the house burned. A sad story all around.