Morgan Thatcher takes part in the Ticonderoga youth program. The Ticonderoga youth commission after-school, youth cheerleading and biddy basketball programs all remain at the Armory — for now — despite a lack of heat.
Photo by Nancy Frasier.
continued The investigation is complete and Ticonderoga is now seeking bids to install a new heating system in the Armory. Temporary heat will be installed as quickly as possible to prevent frost damage and to make the building comfortable for workers.
It’s not certain if that temporary heat will be enough to allow youth programs to continue in the building.
Once temporary heat is in the Armory, work will begin on a permanent solution. The explosion exposed asbestos, which could take weeks to remove, Supervisor Deb Malaney said. It’s anticipated the installation of a new heating system could several more weeks. That means the building may not have full heat until the end of January.