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‘Major project’ will upgrade Crandall Park with ‘something for everyone’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“We are in the initial stages of identifying new big changes for Crandall Park,” Crandall Park Beautification Committee president Elizabeth Hogan tells The Chronicle.

“This is a major, major project,” said Mike Mender, interim recreation director for the City of Glens Falls.

“There is a need for some enhancement, and I’m certain the City will be on board.”

Plans are to install four pickleball …

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Old Salvation Army building transformed

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Plastic surgeon Dr. Dimitri Koumanis and a partner have transformed the former Salvation Army headquaters at 13 Chester Street in Glens Falls into a modern mixed-use medical office building that includes four two-bedroom apartments — all rented — and a shared rooftop terrace. Dr. Koumanis and his investment partner Werner Greyling purchased the building for $185,000 in December 2014. He said they’ve spent $2-million …

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Drum Corps competition returns to East Field, July 21

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

After a five-year hiatus, Chris Reed, Jr. is bringing Drum Corps International competition back to East Field in Glens Falls on Saturday, July 21.

The new event is called the Glens Falls Music Academy Showcase. It’s organized by Mr. Reed, himself a drummer and the Music Academy’s owner, assisted by Ben Bernard, who leases East Field for his Golden Dragons summer collegiate league baseball …

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Restaurants & bars try to stave off Cuomo’s killing tip credit

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

More than 30 restaurant owners, servers and others in the local food and beverage business voiced united opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tip Credit plan at a May 10 forum led by State Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George.

Senator Little emphasized, “This is not legislation that the Governor would have to pass through …

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Lake George: Wind-blown ice sheets do big damage

Crushing blows: Docks on LG are no match for wind pushing thick ice sheets

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

High winds from all directions blew thick sheets of ice on Lake George this spring, causing widespread dock damage in the southern basin and elsewhere.

“There is millions of dollars worth of dock damage on the lake,” said lifelong lake resident Dan Davies, who owns Davies-Davies & Associates Real Estate.…

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