Contractor Comes to the Rescue for Local Museum

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It's a case of giving back to a community in need.

About a month ago, 7 news reporter John Friot brought us a story about the desperate need for a new roof on the Pierrepont Museum to save dozens of threatened historical artifacts, and the desperate need for help from the community to come up with the money to make it possible. (Click here to see that story.)

Now, a Massena contractor who saw that report has come to the rescue.

Heritage Homes owner Richard Maginn stepped in to donate the labor and materials to install a new shingled roof at the rural museum.

Maginn, who has done hundreds of building projects throughout the North Country, didn't want to be recognized for his generosity, but Museum historian Barbara Daniels says he and his work crew are lifesavers:

"It came so quickly after I asked for help. I'm astounded. I really am," she said.

"People out there are so good to me and this community as well," she added.

The work crew started the job first thing Friday morning and by the end of the day the historic museum was sporting a new look.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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