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Build on the Buzz!

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor & Publisher

I’m about the energy, and the energy was sky-high in downtown Glens Falls prior to the final home hockey game of the Adirondack Phantoms.

I was leaving work at about 6:30. I came out the door and was struck not just that a throng was heading into the Civic Center (it was sold out), but also that the crowd was in a great …

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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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