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A couple days off for the demolition crew in Watervliet

A couple days off for the demolition crew in Watervliet

Efforts to take down the former St. Patrick Church's 137-foot-bell tower in Watervliet will wait until Wednesday, while the company in charge of the project brings in a larger crane. The demolition was stymied when the cables attached to the structure snapped on Thursday and Friday. The church closed in 2011 after nearly 125 years of service. A supermarket will go up in its place. Preservationists went to court to save the buidling, but lost their legal battle. They've taken to holding nightly vigils.

 

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