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More light after Call 4 Action reports
Updated: Sep 23, 2008 08:57 PM EDT
repair crews are out on Grand Island, fixing the old gaslights.
miraculously, National Fuel has found the spare parts, and they are
fixing the lights," said Grand Island Town Supervisor Peter
Mikulski, Regency Drive homeowner
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - The street lights were in poor shape on Grand Island, until residents Called 4 Action, and News 4's Al Vaughters got results.
The repair crews are out on Grand Island, fixing the old gaslights.
A far cry from a few days earlier, when National Fuel officials said they were having so much trouble finding spare parts, crews were forced to take drastic action.
Beverley Mikulski, Regency Drive homeowner said, "So now the lamp is being used for spare parts? That is what it turned out to be this morning!"
That was homeowner Beverly Mikulski then, and now?
"Since last Friday, they have been here every day, on both streets, working a little bit here, and a little bit there."
Dave Faix said, when News 4 were on Grand Island the first time, more than half the gas lights on Queens Drive were out and in dangerous condition.
"Cracked globes in particular, a lot of glass could conceivably do some harm to children, or whoever might be near those globes, if for some reason, they broke."
"Well, miraculously, National Fuel has found the spare parts, and they are fixing the lights," said Grand Island Town Supervisor Peter McMahon.
And many of the townsfolk on Grand Island believe the Call 4 Action story lit the spark for National Fuel.
McMahon said it might have even shed light on a source of spare parts, in West Seneca.
"And I have heard that from a couple of different sources. Wherever they found them, it is clear to me that they found them, because they are here fixing them, and a lot have been repaired," said McMahon and adds, "No matter what anybody else thinks, I personally think Channel 4 is responsbile for this!"
Story by Al Vaughters, WIVB