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NY church slated for demolition gets reprieve

Posted at: 04/04/2013 9:01 AM
By: AP

WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) - Preservationists trying to save a former Catholic church in the Albany area from the wrecking ball have been given a reprieve.

The Times Union of Albany reports that a state judge ordered demolition halted at the former St. Patrick's Church site in Watervliet until an appeals court can hear arguments from preservationists.
 
Crews had already begun clearing the site for a supermarket when the judge's order was issued Wednesday. The judge granted preservationists a stay for two weeks to allow the case to be presented to a panel of appellate justices.
 
City and county courts have already rebuffed preservationists' efforts.
 
A lawyer for the developer says the building is in very bad shape and the last mass there was 18 months ago
 
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