SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) - A village in the Adirondacks wants the state to hand over the local armory, but New York military officials say they have no plans to relinquish the property.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau has written to the state officials expressing interest in the 20,000-square-foot-building. Local officials say they want to covert the 50-year-old building into a home for the village's fire, police and rescue services.
Village fire officials say their current firehouse is outdated and too small.
But a spokesman for the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says it has no plans to vacate the facility because it's the only armory in the Adirondacks.
The state has sold some of its older armories in recent years, including properties in Rochester, Glens Falls and Schenectady.
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