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Chez Pierre at 50: Amazing tale of its origin

By Mark Frost

Chez Pierre was one of my parents’ favorite restaurants. It is also one of mine.

So I grew up knowing the post-World War II tale of how American soldier Joe Baldwin, from Glens Falls, met and married a young French woman, Pierrette, when he was stationed in France, how they moved here and opened Chez Pierre.

But until I sat down with Pierrette at length last week, …

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TBI Survivor Megan Clothier now advocates for others


By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Megan Clothier of Lake George is a traumatic brain injury survivor on a mission.

“I’m a member of the New York State Brain Injury Coordinating Council,” she said. “We change laws and impact the TBI (traumatic brain injury) community. I’m not the only one who feels I have inadequate help.”

Her mother Tracey said Megan is the only TBI survivor on the Coordinating Council, …

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2 GF grads, 1 in wheelchair, 2nd an extreme rock climber, find connection

By Cathy DeDe
Chronicle Managing Editor
Dylan McDonnell, 36, and Shane Borza, 38, are both Glens Falls High grads who likely passed in the hallways but never knew each other in school.
Today, one is here, wheelchair-bound, the other an extreme rock climber in California, but they find they have more in common than expected.
The result, if all goes according to plan, will be an “indie” documentary about living …

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Cathy: Ringside at MMA — guys fight; blood; & a fierce focus

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

MMA

What is it that drives men to get into a steel “cage,” bare-chested and bare-footed, ready to kick, punch, drop and twist — and be kicked, punched, dropped and twisted in return — all for glory only, no cash prizes? The glory? I think maybe not.

Ringside at Cage Wars 25, Glens Falls Civic Center’s first-ever Mixed Martial Arts contest on Saturday, May 17: …

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