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No check yet for Rumsey demolition

Lawsuit filed
karenb@lakevillejournal.com

CORNWALL — It’s been a year since the town loaned about $50,000 toward the demolition of Rumsey Hall in the village.

The former school building had been condemned, but owner Andrew Hingson could not afford to pay to comply with the building official’s order to have the crumbling structure torn down.

Town officials agreed to provide a loan, at 18 percent, on the condition that mortgage holder JP Morgan Chase would guarantee repayment. Despite repeated promises of a pending payment, the check is not yet in the mail.

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