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Hello darkness, Montauk’s new friend

October 12, 2016 05:35PM

Montauk Point Lighthouse at 2000 New York 27

Montauk Point Lighthouse at 2000 New York 27

To the chagrin of holiday fanatics in the East End, the 200-year-old Montauk Point Lighthouse will not be decked out in its annual lights this year — that is, unless someone steps forward with $50,000. The seven-year tradition won’t be carried out because the nonprofit committee behind it has been bogged down by additional maintenance costs, 27East reported. “It’s with a heavy heart that the committee has made this decision, but we can’t be unprepared for future projects,” Joe Gaviola, the director of finance, told the newspaper. However, if enough funding can be raised from benefactors before Nov. 1, the tradition would be salvaged, he said. [27East] — Cathaleen Chen