Update: Legislator Changes Mind On Bowling Alley Purchase
Lewis County legislator Paul Stanford now says he was wrong to vote to purchase the Lewis Lanes bowling alley.
After defending the decision buy the Lowville bowling alley earlier Tuesday, Stanford told 7 News late Tuesday night that he is prepared to change his vote on the purchase.
Legislators voted 6-4 Monday to purchase Lewis Lanes for $1 million to provide the county with much needed office space. The vote, which came with little public warning, touched off a storm of criticism in Lewis County Tuesday. If Stanford alone changes his vote, the legislature would be tied and the deal would fail.
Stanford said he hopes the legislature will meet again, perhaps as soon as this week, to reconsider its vote.
Our reporting from earlier Tuesday, including Stanford's comments from earlier in the day...
Bowlers like Kendra Bigda are striking back after hearing Lewis Lanes bowling alley will be closing its doors for good next spring.
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