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Man stands alone in protest of plan to raze historic Schenectady hall

Tom Hodgkins of Schenectady protests Saturday the plan to demolish the building at 440 State St.
Tom Hodgkins of Schenectady protests Saturday the plan to demolish the building at 440 State St.
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A leisurely bystander paused in front of the former Odd Fellows Hall on Saturday to ask Tom Hodgkins what he was fighting for. “Somebody’s going to tear this down?” he said, staring up at the historic State Street structure bearing the familiar red “Arts at 440” inscription. “They bought out the government,” Hodgkins shouted, as his three small children played nearby. “They’re going to tear down a temple for greed.” “Do you have any petitions?” ...

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hodgkinst
November 20, 2011
12:45 a.m.

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The name of the IOOF building is St. Paul's Temple. Raze the temple, Metroplex says progress.

gina99
November 20, 2011
11:19 a.m.

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Occupy IOOF! Political pigs are not limited to Wall Street.

dagiacalone
November 20, 2011
10:06 p.m.

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photos and commentary on the Hodgkins' Appreciation Party online here
http://tinyurl.com/AppreciateIOOF

gina99
November 21, 2011
9:31 a.m.

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This has finally unmasked the horrible way Metroplex and the City treat their taxpayers. Keep the implosion going!

robbump
November 21, 2011
6:27 p.m.

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Don't let the Hampton Inn off the hook so easily. The public's use of Clinton Street alongside the hotel was hampered for months during the construction of the hotel, yet the hotel refuses the buyers of "440" access to the building from the hotel's parking lot that the owners said would enable them to save the facade.

Hampton Inn = Not a good neighbor (they are owned by the same company as the Schenectady Holiday Inn).

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