Residents who challenged the lights are ecstatic with the board's decision to deny the variance. For the better part of a year they have retained legal counsel, taken photos and drafted dozens of letters opposing the installation of the towers. From the beginning the proposal was completely out of synch with the feel and look of the neighboring communities, said Nadine Feiden Shadlock.
Feiden Shadlock is an Albany attorney and Siena alumni grew up on Spring Street at the campus' south end. She represented her parents who still live there in fighting the proposed light poles.
"The lights were grossly inconsistent with the character of the neighborhood," she said.
She hopes in the future the college will be more thoughtful of the residential are it is nested in, she said. Loudonville is not the place for 4, 90-foot light towers, she said. And everyone will realize that the board's decision was the best decision, said Feiden Shadlock.""