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Citizens for St. Patrick’s

Irony and Insult

by Ann Morrow May 23, 2013


As the bell tower of historic St. Patrick’s church was being demolished down to its foundation on Friday (May 17), Watervliet city workers were hanging banners on 19th Street lamp poles. The banners, one of ...

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They Paved Paradise

by Erin Pihlaja May 15, 2013

  Call it what you will—divine intervention, a stay of execution—but the resilient bell tower of St. Patrick’s church is just not coming down, as planned, anyway. On Tuesday (May 14), a crane was transported, in pieces ...

Standing Up

by Ann Morrow April 10, 2013


  The battle continues over St. Patrick’s Church in Watervliet. A plan to incorporate the church’s façade and 137-foot-high tower into the design of the Price Chopper store was declined on Tuesday by Nigro Companies, owners ...

Local Heroes

by The Staff December 27, 2012


  Citizens for St. Patrick’s It began with two teachers who wanted to have a say in their own community. Christine Bulmer, a second-generation parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church, and Eileen Anderson, a parishioner for more than ...


The No Zone

by Ann Morrow November 29, 2012


  Watervliet has only one “building of distinction” and as of last Tuesday, that building, known by its majestic 137-foot-high tower, may be doomed to obliteration. Two days before Thanksgiving, the Watervliet Common Council, in a special ...