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St. Patrick's Church slated for demolition gets reprieve

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WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) - Preservationists trying to save a former St. Patrick's Catholic church in Watervliet 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 until an appeals court can hear arguments from preservationists.
    
Crews had already begun clearing the site for a commercial builder, to make way 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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