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Schenectady firehouse getting needed repairs

Demolition had been considered

Schenectady Deputy Fire Chief David Orr shows the peeling paint on the walls of an office at Station 3 on Third Avenue.
Schenectady Deputy Fire Chief David Orr shows the peeling paint on the walls of an office at Station 3 on Third Avenue.
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A firehouse that once had rat and bat infestations fighting the firefighters for living space is now getting cleaned up. The Third Avenue Firehouse in Mont Pleasant was once in such bad shape that a chief proposed demolishing it and building a new station. But the cost was far too high, so the building remained — without any repairs. Firefighters complained. Supervisors complained. Even neighbors complained. Nothing was done. Now, money that was to be ...


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