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Ticonderoga senior housing project to open Oct. 1

Apartments half rented; applications being accepted

Debbie Bessette, left, office manager, and Bonnie Barnhart, maintenance superintendent, look over a unit in the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments. It is scheduled to open Oct. 1.

Debbie Bessette, left, office manager, and Bonnie Barnhart, maintenance superintendent, look over a unit in the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments. It is scheduled to open Oct. 1. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The senior housing project actually started in 2007, but funding issues delayed its start. Then plans to rehabilitate the old hospital building into apartments proved infeasible. The old hospital was torn down and the new building was erected in its foot print. The new facility is being made to retain the look of the old hospital.

“We would have preferred to restore the existing building, but there were unforeseen issues,” Deguire-Lapishka said. “The bright side is that we have a beautiful new, green, energy-efficient and sustainable building for a long time to come.

“This will be an absolutely beautiful addition to the town,” Deguire-Lapishka said. “This will be a place for people to enjoy life with no worries.”

All maintenance, snow removal, landscaping and trash collection will be included in the rent.

Residents will be responsible for their own electric, cable television and phone bills. Electric bills are estimated to be less than $50 a month.

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