Tag Archives: Armory

2011 in Review: The first six months

As it turned out, 2011 was a news-worthy year in Whitehall, and some stories – most notably the still-pending move of the Town Hall – provided news at least twice a month, sometimes more. Voters elected new political leadership in the village and town and residents saw the town’s most notable landmark – the armory, […]

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New Armory owner already busy at work

A week after securing the winning bid for the Whitehall armory, Gregory Gross has already immersed himself in the process of transforming the historic building into an upscale athletic club. Gross, who secured the keys to the building with a winning bid of $165,000 during a public auction held at the Canal Corp. Visitors Center […]

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Armory Sold

An Orange County businessman and entrepreneur who owns an historic ski lodge in Vermont and property on Gray Lane along the Mettowee River secured the winning bid for the Whitehall Armory during a public auction held at the Canal Corp. Visitors Center Tuesday afternoon. Gregory Gross put forward a winning bid of $165,000 and beat […]

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Palmer recalls duty after Sept. 11

By Matthew Rice     Like many Americans that September day 10 years ago the first inkling Steve Palmer had something was wrong came from a news report about what seemed to be an improbable plane crash. Over the next few hours the National Guard member made contact with his unit, knowing he would likely […]

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Town considering Skenesborough Fire House

The long search for a town hall may be coming to an end. After flirting with the Armory and more recently, the former Garden Time building just outside the village on Route 4, the town is once again considering a move to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company building. “I have every intention of moving to […]

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For Sale: Whitehall Armory

By Derek Liebig   After sitting vacant for nearly two years and attracting its fair share of interest from residents, business owners and elected officials who eyed the building as a potential municipal center, the defunct Armory will be sent to auction later this fall. The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) confirmed […]

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Town rejects moving to armory

By Derek Liebig The Armory is off the table. After a few months of discussing the feasibility of relocating the town offices from the Canal Corp Visitor’s Center to the vacant Armory, at least one town official has decided it’s best to consider other options. Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said Friday he has decided against […]

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Armory committee presents findings

By Derek Liebig The committee charged with examining the costs of the town buying and renovating the Whitehall Amory presented its preliminary findings during the Town Board’s monthly meeting last Wednesday. Betty Newell , a member of the committee, spelled out what the group determined to be the pros and cons of the building and […]

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Questions answered on Armory

By Derek Liebig Handicapped accessibility, heating costs, roof repairs and the presence of mold were just a few of the questions local residents raised at last month’s town board meeting regarding the potential purchase of the Amory. In response, Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon proposed the creation of a committee to explore those issues and more. […]

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Gordon: time for armory

By Derek Liebig The dormant Whitehall Armory may soon be given new life if Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon has his way. Gordon said Monday that he is going to propose the town obtain the armory. “After many sleepless nights and a lot of soul searching about what to do, I decided we should go for […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]