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The Lewiston-Porter School Board Tuesday voted, 6-0, for the emergency replacement of three boilers in the South Elementary School building at a cost of $165,300.

With the savings from other energy-conservation efforts, the actual cost is expected to be $109,061.

"It is now critical. . . . It is so critical that we might not have heat in the South Building," said Assistant Superintendent Don W. Rappold.

Jeffrey H. Nudi of Wilson, Klaes, Brucker & Worden of Buffalo wrote the board that when he visited the school Sept. 26, one boiler was operating, but two others were out of service.

Nudi noted that such boilers have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years, concluding that all three should be replaced.

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