From: Bill Edwards
Time: 4:35:26 PM
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www.pall-times.com/articles/2006/06/01/news.news1.txt LIGHTHOUSE'S FUTURE SUDDENLY AN UNCERTAINTY By ADELE DELSAVIO, Staff Writer H. Lee White Marine Museum associate director Mercedes Niess dropped a bombshell on the audience, and the residents of the Port City, at the museum's “Write On!” and “Art & History Rule!” awards ceremony Wednesday evening. “I received a call today from the New York State Historic Preservation Office. Our lighthouse is on the list for demolition,” she said. The audience gasped. “If we're going to save our lighthouse we're going to need a grassroots effort,” she said. “We need to put our thinking caps on.” After the ceremony, Niess said that she'd based her announcement on a 4:30 p.m. phone call from a representative of the N.Y. State Historic Preservation Office who she knows to be reliable. Her assistant, she said, took the message. “He (the representative) was definite about the word ‘demolition,'” she said.
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