(**Alert)"Save the Amp" Case dismissed in state Supreme Court...

A lawsuit to stop the tearing down of the current Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater... and, replacing it with a new replica structure... has been dismissed.  State Supreme Court Justice Frank Sedita-the-third issued his verbal decision this afternoon in Mayville.  After expert testimony was given in court earlier this week... Sedita says he determined that the 41.5-million dollar project was a "minor action..." that did not fall under a local waterfront development law... and, complied with the state's Environmental Quality Review Act.  He also emphasized that he was not making his ruling based on "whether or not the project should go forward."  The lawsuit was brought by the preservation group "Save the Amp," and five institution residents.

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