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284-year-old Scotia library to get new porch

Project to stay true to building’s history

Schenectady County carpenter, Tom Longo makes a cut while working on the Schenectady County Library Scotia Branch front porch on Tuesday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady County carpenter, Tom Longo makes a cut while working on the Schenectady County Library Scotia Branch front porch on Tuesday afternoon.
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The outside of the 284-year-old building housing the Scotia branch of the Schenectady County Public Library is getting a much-needed facelift. Work began recently to demolish the existing porch and build a new one at the facility on Mohawk Avenue near the Western Gateway Bridge. The porch had been deteriorating for several years, and the footings had basically rotted away, according to Schenectady County Public Library Director Andy Kulmatiski. “There was not much support under ...


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