Northport church seeks donors for bell tower project – New York News

Church historian Al Vitters, left, and caretaker David Giacone, in the bell tower of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Sept. 14, 2017. The Northport church has launched a campaign to repair its tower. (Credit: James Carbone)

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Northport is launching a campaign to raise money to repair and restore its aging bell tower.

The historic steeple and its 1,228-pound bronze bell have been a part of the church since it was built in 1873, but the aging structure has begun to sag and leak — and church officials say using buckets and tarps isn’t enough anymore.

“I’ve seen the problem…

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