Reader recognizes board’s decision

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Editor, the News-Herald:

Why not put the new post office or library at the side of the old Obici Hospital?

Amedeo Obici’s legacy of love for Suffolk and hospital given in the name of his wife will always be remembered and cherished. However, there comes a time when hard, sound decisions have to be made by the powers that be as how to dispose of the old when it is no longer needed. We often times have to give up certain thing or buildings, etc. with a rich history in the name of progress. I think this is one of those times.

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I am writing concerning the decision made by the Board of Directors of Louise Obici Memorial Hospital to demolish the buildings at the old Obici site. That was a wise decision and I say &uot;thank you&uot; to the board. Job well done!

We have a tendency to put so much stress on saving old buildings in the name of history.

Take a look around Suffolk now at the old abandoned, dilapidated buildings – an eyesore to all the community. The property would be more useful by tearing the buildings down and replacing them with modern buildings.

Now I would like to see the City of Suffolk purchase that land and use it to build a new post office or a new library.

The entrances and exits are already there and the traffic lights could be installed like before. It is an ideal site.

I was very much against losing the school of nursing, but we can’t always get everything we want. I am proud of the new Obici Hospital and I pray that whatever is put at this site will be a blessing to the citizens of Suffolk.

Julia Bradley