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Our Patrick: On the road with Wild Adriatic

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

Editor’s note: Chronicle staffer Patrick Daley spends many a weekend playing keyboards with the Queensbury-bred rock group Wild Adriatic — singer-guitarist Travis Gray, bassist Rich Derbyshire and drummer Mateo Vosganian. Here, Patrick chronicles their travels.

It was a tale of two gigs this past weekend with Wild Adriatic.

First stop: The Bull & Bear Pub in Syracuse.

You just never know what a …

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Ten toys tested & proved by Henry

By Kate Austin-Avon, Chronicle Freelance

Some of you out there might be headed to a baby shower or gearing up for a birthday party, and so I wanted to share with you Henry’s top 10 all-time favorite toys. You’ll win some major kudos with the kid of your choice if you bring them one of these gems.

10. Cardboard Box. You guys know about this one. They’re good for peek-a-boo, …

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Meet Kristine Duffy, new SUNY Adirondack President

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

When Kristine Duffy is inaugurated as the seventh president of SUNY Adirondack on Friday, April 11, she will already have been at the helm for nine months.

Dr. Duffy, 48, comes to this, her first-ever college presidency, by what she says is a “non-traditional” route.

Rather than moving up through the academic ranks, she has been in admissions, enrollment management and student retention, mostly …

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Nickie Piscitelli; owner of Mike’s Grocery, maker of May baskets, my pal, dies at 91

By Mark Frost
Chronicle Editor

I lost one of my dearest friends on Oct. 19. Nickie Piscitelli died in her sleep at the age of 91.

To the day she died, decades after the death of her husband, Nickie operated Mike’s Grocery on Maple Street in Hudson Falls, a timeless corner grocery that I often stopped by, because the connection between Nickie and me was strong and ran generations deep.…

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Meet Dr. Dan Way, to be honored by ‘SAIL’

Photographer, doctor, author makes house calls; new book

By Cathy DeDe
Chronicle Managing Editor

Dr. Dan Way of Queensbury is to be honored by the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center (SAIL) at its second annual gala fund-raising party next Saturday, Oct. 19.

Way, Dan 2013Dr. Way, 61, has been a family practice physician with Hudson Headwaters Heath Care for 32 years.

He is being honored in part for the unique nature of

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