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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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]